Japan airs strong concern about China's military buildup

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Japan on Monday urged China to be more transparent in its growing defense spending, saying its rapid military buildup and increased activities at sea and in the air are a "strong concern." China's military spending has been closely watched as its assertive moves have raised tensions in the Indo-Pacific region. China said Saturday it will increase its defense spending by 7.1 percent in 2022 from a year earlier to 1.45 trillion yuan ($229 billion). "There should be more transparency in China's defense spending and policy as well as its military power, given that its expenditure has been increasi...

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