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Rappler's latest stories on defense spending


China slams U.S. defense bill over Taiwan provision

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang tells reporters

U.S. top diplomat to push NATO pay up in first talks

Mar 31, 2017 - 11:26 AM

US officials say US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will push the allies to do more to reach the goal of boosting defense spending to 2 of gross domestic product by 2024 which they set during a summit in Wales in 2014

NO-SHOW. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson draws flak for not personally releasing his department's global human rights report for 2016. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

China defense spending to rise 'around 7%' – official

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:22 PM

2nd UPDATE In particular we need to guard against outside meddling in the disputes says Fu Ying spokeswoman for the National People s Congress

This photo taken on February 27, 2017 shows Chinese military police attending an anti-terrorist oath-taking rally in Hetian, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. File photo by STR/AFP

Tobacco tax hike to add billions to Australia's coffers

May 03, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Australia announces measures to increase revenue including higher tax on cigarettes and a crackdown on firms engaging in tax avoidance

epa05288090 Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison (C) speaks during the delivery of the 2016-17 Federal Budget in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 03 May 2016. Reports state Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison announced tax cuts for small businesses and fines on multinational companies that shift profits offshore to avoid taxes in Australia. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

China raises 2016 defense spending by 7.6%

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Beijing is increasing its military heft and asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea raising tensions with its neighbors and with Washington

CHINA'S DEFENSE. Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers salute each other on Tiananmen Square ahead of the Fourth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, March 2, 2016. File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

The Philippines should spend more on defense

May 09, 2015 - 8:43 AM

In terms of per capita defense spending the Philippines at 32 9 million is the third lowest in ASEAN in 2014 ahead only of Cambodia and Indonesia

Japan approves biggest ever defense budget amid Asia tensions

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:33 AM

For the year to March 2016 Tokyo will spend 4 98 trillion yen 41 97 billion the government says rising for the third straight year

PACIFIST NO MORE? In this file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (top C) inspects troops of Japan's Self-Defence Force during a military review at the Ground Self-Defence Force's Asaka training ground on October 27, 2013. Toru Yamanaka/AFP

China leads rise in Asia military spending

Oct 16, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Military spending by Asia s major powers increased dramatically over the past decade with China leading the way

Miriam on charter change: Alarmist, wrong

Jul 12, 2012 - 1:36 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago rejects calls for Congress to change the charter this year