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Taiwan adds US$8.6 bln to defence budget to boost capabilities against growing China threat

Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday passed an extra spending bill of nearly US$8.6 billion in its latest bid to boost defence capabilities against an increasingly bellicose China.  The government proposed a five-year special defence budget of around TW$237.3 billion from 2022 as Chinese warplanes breached its air defence zone at unprecedented levels last year.  Democratic Taiwan […]