China’s Defence, Domestic Security Spending to Grow

A National People’s Congress spokesman has announced a planned 11.2% increase in China’s defence spending to 670 billion yuan (US$106.4 billion) in 2012. Though down slightly from last year’s 12.7% rise, the...

Reuters: Lockheed Lobbies Anew for New Taiwan F-16s

Not content with a White House decision to sell Taiwan upgrades to its existing F-16s, Lockheed Martin is equipping congressmen to argue for the sale, long requested by Taipei, of brand new planes. From Reuters: A Lockheed...

Richard D. Fisher Jr.: China Puts Up a Fighter

Mr. Fisher is a senior fellow with the International Assessment and Strategy Center and is the author of “China’s Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach” (Preager, 2008). He writes on...

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