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China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

BEIJING (AP) China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10. 1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions. The increase to about $145 billion in spending would mark the fifth year in a row of double-digit increases despite the country's slowing economic growth, which fell to 7. 4 percent last year from 7. 7 percent the previous year. The spending reflects China's growing power and desire to in...

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