China Military Spending

A good share of China’s enormous military spending is aimed at coercing Taiwan

FILE – In this April 12, 2018, file photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, the Liaoning aircraft carrier is accompanied by navy frigates and submarines conducting an exercises in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, is visiting Beijing as the countries increasingly spar over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and Beijing’s expanding military presence overseas. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

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