China says its 'moderate' defence spending rises are no threat

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Last year, the spokeswoman announced a defense spending increase of about 7 percent. That move follows complaints that China isn't open enough about how it funds its military or what the goals of its massive campaign of expansion and modernization are.

"It is conducive to uphold the authority of the Central Committee of the party with comrade Xi Jinping at the core and also to unify leadership", Zhang said on the eve of the opening of the NPC's annual session.

Zhang said that the total trade between the two economic powers reached more than $580 billion in 2017 so "it is natural that there are some frictions".

Zhang's comments follow a high-profile visit to the USA last week by Liu He, the top economic advisor to present Xi Jinping, apparently aimed at defusing tensions surrounding bilateral trade disputes.

Reforms should focus on "international rules that have fallen behind the times and no longer align with the shared aspirations of all nations", he said. He said a lot of it is to make up for past shortfalls by upgrading equipment, improving the welfare of servicemen and women, and better training at the grassroots level. He added that the country's stance is defensive in nature and will not pose any threat to others.

Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), anwsers questions during a press conference on the NPC session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 4, 2018.

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However, proportionally, China's defence spending is less than other major countries, he said.

That marked about a 7 per cent increase, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy, despite regional tensions over the South China Sea and other issues.

The World second biggest economy, China has warned the United state of America that they are ready to hit back at them if the U.S. tries to harm its economic interests.

"What's alarming is not the non-reporting of largely fictitious defense spending figures so much as the Chinese leadership is shedding even the pretense of being open about its military plans, " Jennings said in an e-mail.

A Chinese parliamentary spokesman said Sunday a proposed removal of the country's presidential term limit is in line with the way the ruling Communist Party and a top military body are already being governed.

It steers away from another weakness of the old-fashioned party system, in which decision making and governance, confined by interests of different political parties, classes, regions and groups, tears the society apart, he said.

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