How China might make use of another increase to its defence spending

Watch: Another increase in defence spending highlights the emphasis China places on its military development.

China is planning to increase its military spending by 7.2% this year.

It follows Beijing's decision in 2022 to increase its expenditure by 7% on the year before.

Defence spending in the country is up – for the eighth consecutive year – highlighting the emphasis China places on its military development.

In the video above, China expert Veerle Nouwens, from the defence and security think tank RUSI, spoke to Forces News about the significance of this year's announcement and what the money could be spent on.

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