China increases military budget again. ‘Training and preparation for war’ its focus


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The annual lianghui —two sessions—meeting opens in Beijing. China to increase the defence budget by 7.2 per cent. China sets the growth target at five per cent for 2023. Rumours circulate about the reorganisation of policing and security entities from the State Council, a new internal affairs commission under the control of Xi. Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang and Indian external affairs minister S. Jaishankar hold bilateral meetings in New Delhi. Chinascope dives into the news and chatter coming out of Beijing’s 14th National People’s Congress – and much more. China over the week Every year the month of March...