China becoming bigger threat to US as military strengthens
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China is becoming a bigger threat to the U.S. as it boosts military spending by billions.
"The military is using its influence to get a larger and larger share of the resources of the Chinese regime," Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow Gordon Chang told host Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" Monday.
"The fact is that China is a surveillance state. It's like a 1984 state, totally dictatorial," former Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., also chimed in. "And unfortunately, that's made it more difficult for us to deal with the Chinese."
Lieberman made the reference to George Orwell’s social dystopian novel about the "Big Brother" surveillance state as China prepares to boost military spending by 7.2% this year, up nearly $16 billion from 2022.
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Despite its military growth, China's Ministry of Finance set its growth target to 5% on Sunday, marking the lowest expectation in more than 25 years, The Wall Street Journal reported. The modest target reflects China coming to grips with reality after falling well short of its 5.5% growth target in 2022, with the country only reaching 3%.