China outlines plan to raise navy's capability
China has outlined a plan to boost the capability of its navy amid tension over disputed areas of the South China Sea.
China pledged to increase its "open seas protection" in a policy document issued by the State Council.
Across Asia, billions of dollars are being spent on defence - and the budgets are growing.
In South East Asia, annual defence spending is projected to reach $52bn (£33bn) by 2020 from an expected $42bn this year.
Paul Burton, the director of defence analysis at IHS Jane's explained the key points in the latest military strategy document from China.
27 May 2015