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China's refusal to explain purpose of military buildup fuels fear, suspicion

The US should continue to engage China in innovative ways through diplomacy while fostering closer military integration with its allies.

At a time when the US military is shrinking, Chinese military spending is increasing each year.

CHINA's massive military expansion is fuelling fear and suspicion because of Beijing's longstanding secrecy and reluctance to explain the purpose of its unprecedented military preparations during peacetime.

China has stonewalled American requests to provide the reason for its gigantic