China 2017 defense budget to rise about 7 percent vs 2016

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 03, 2017 10:38 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defense budget this year will rise by about seven percent compared with 2016, the spokeswoman for the Chinese parliament said on Saturday.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Richard Pullin)