Li Zhaoxing, spokesman for the Fifth Plenary Session of the 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) gives a press conference in the Great Hall of the People, ahead of the session’s opening in Beijing on March 4. China said Sunday it plans to raise its defense budget by 11.2 percent to 670 billion yuan ($106.4 billion) in 2012.

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