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Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping Celebrates ‘Five Extraordinary Years’ as China Opens Congress

China’s communist leader Xi Jinping looked back fondly upon his last five years of rule and urged the few politicians in China not a part of the Communist Party to “enhance confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics” at an event Sunday.

Chinese military helicopters fly in a formation to make the number "90" during a military parade in China's northern Inner Mongolia region in July, 2017; Beijing will spend 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) on its military in 2018

China Adds $175 Billion to Military Budget to ‘Advance War Preparedness’

China revealed on Monday that it will raise its military budget by $175 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, an 8.1 increase that is the largest military spending hike in three years. According to Premier Li Keqiang, the additional funding will “advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness, and firmly and resolvedly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests.”