Taiwan Watches for Sudden Moves As China Raises Defense Spending

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China's forces could make a "sudden incursion" into Taiwan's territorial sea or airspace this year, the island's defense minister said on Monday, after the Chinese government raised its military spending to meet "complex security challenges." Chiu Kuo-cheng told a legislative committee in Taipei that Beijing's defense hike was consistent with the increases seen in recent years. But the language used to justify the latest decision suggested China was "preparing to act military in the future if necessary," he said. As China's annual "two sessions" legislative gathering kicked off over the weekend, the government on Sunday unveiled 1.55 trillion Chinese yuan...