China to boost PLAN

US administration prompts defence spending.

China Is Likely to Ramp Up its Naval Abilities In Response to Trump’s Unpredictability

Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina / Reuters

(BEIJING) – The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.

China’s navy has been taking an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with a rising star admiral taking command, its first aircraft carrier sailing around self-ruled Taiwan and new Chinese warships popping up in far-flung places.

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