• Reuters

  • SHARE

The commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Tuesday that China’s military budget has a troubling lack of transparency, a day after Beijing announced the biggest hike in military spending in three years.

China on Monday unveiled an 8.1 percent rise in defense spending for 2018, fueling an ambitious military modernization program and making its neighbors, particularly Japan and self-ruled Taiwan, nervous.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)