. Taiwan proposes record rise in defence spending, jets to counter China « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/Taiwan has proposed $28 billion in defence spending for next year, a double-digit increase on 2022 that includes funds for new fighter jets, weeks after China staged large-scale war games around the island.

China carried out its largest-ever military exercises around the democratically governed island it claims as its own, after a visit this month by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The trip infuriated Beijing, which saw it as an attempt by Washington to interfere in China’s internal affairs.

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