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China to Boost Security Spending as Xi Fights Dissent, Terrorism

China plans to raise central government spending on domestic security by nearly 11 percent, more than the increase in defense spending, as President Xi Jinping clamps down on corruption, dissent and separatist violence.

The central government plans to spend 154.2 billion yuan ($24.6 billion) on public security in 2015, up from last year’s target of 138.9 billion yuan, according to a Finance Ministry report distributed Thursday before the start of the annual session of the National People’s Congress.