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China Is Building Its Own Marine Corps

Last week the South China Morning Post broke news of the PLA’s vast expansion of its marines. The report by Minnie Chan cited a gradual 400% jump in manpower for the newly minted branch. 586 more words

Asia

What is Medicare Supplement Plan M?

Medicare Supplement Plan M is more or less in the middle in terms of the portions of Original Medicare (Part A and Part B… 235 more words

China's 2017 defense budget rise to slow again

By Michael Martina and Philip Wen | BEIJING Sat Mar 4, 2017 | 1:30am EST

Defying pressure for a strong increase in defense spending, China said on Saturday its military budget this year would grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010. 771 more words

China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017

China says, it will increase military spending by about 7 percent this year,as it vowed to guard against “outside meddling” in its territorial disputes, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget.   573 more words

International

China Eases Foot Off Gas on Military Spending

Beijing to expand defense budget by about 7% this year; says it’s enough to protect ‘rights and interests’

A People’s Liberation Army officer salutes in Beijing, China, on March 3, 2017. 992 more words