Soldiers and vehicles of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Marine Corps march on a snow-covered field during a military drill in Jilin province, file pic from January 2015
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How does China's military spending compare with others? In 60 secs

China's military budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015.

The move comes after several years of double-digit defence spending increases. It is the world's second-highest military spender, but remains far behind the US.

Here's a quick look at the world's biggest military spenders.

Video produced by Michael Hirst; figures courtesy of the International Institute for Strategic Studies

  • 04 Mar 2015
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