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China to Substantially Boost Its Military Budget

On the eve of the yearly session of the National People's Congress, China announces a major increase in its military budget. In Taiwan there are mounting fears, as China's parliament prepares to pass an anti-secession law aimed at blocking Taiwan from declaring independence.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.
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