Asia’s arms race to pick up pace

Recent figures show region's defense spending has slowed but China's growing strategic shadow and ambitions distort the true picture

Sydney, May 9, 2018 11:51 AM (UTC+8)
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning (C) takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Stringer
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning (C) takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Stringer
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