Why Asia's 'arms race' is not quite what it seems

China is flexing its military muscles - but there's no need to panic yet Image: REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool - GF10000191343

Tim Huxley

Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia) Ltd


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