China's military spending eclipses entire defence budgets of Russia, France, UK, Japan
Updated : May 15, 2018 06:34 AM IST
The military budget of China at $228 billion eclipsed the entire defence budget of Russia ($66.3 billion), France ($57.8 billion), Britain ($47.2 billion) and Japan ($45.4 billion).
Only the US at $610 billion has a bigger defence budget than China.
China's allocation to its military in 2017 increased 5.6% from a year ago, according to the report.