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China’s military gets a significant boost

Chinese tanks at the 2019 military parade in Beijing

Shortly before China’s Premier Li Keqiang opened the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Saturday morning, a report from North Korea caused a stir: The regime of ruler Kim Jong-un has fired a ballistic missile. This marks the ninth missile test by North Korea in this still young year. The fact that ruler Kim is carrying out the test at the beginning of the most important political event of the year is a particular affront to Beijing.

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