China to increase 2017 military spending by 7 percent - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China's parliament on Saturday announced the country will increase its
military spending by 7 percent in 2017.
Ahead of Sunday's annual National People's Congress, parliament
announced China's smallest increase to its military spending in seven
years and the second consecutive year below 10 percent. [...] Beijing has focused on the country's naval capabilities, building
artificial islands on reefs in waters with disputed ownership by other
countries in the South China Sea."