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China maintains its multiyear run of double digit defense budget increase

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Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the annual session of the China’s top legislature, told a press conference yesterday that the country`s defense budget will grow around 10 percent this year.

Speaking ahead of the Session of the 12th National People’s Congress, Fu Ying said that the exact figures will published in the budget report on Thursday. With the proposed 10 per cent defense growth, China will maintain its multiyear run of double digit increases in defense investment, though the figure is lower than last year`s 12.2 per cent.

She justified the increase by pointing towards the need to modernize China`s army for national security

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400 mn year old marine Fossils found in China.
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Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of marine animal known as Cystoidea or cystoids in southwest China’s GuizhouProvince.

The fossil, that dates back some 400 million years, was discovered in Tongzi County while the scientists were studying a geological section in the area, according to the county government, Xinhua news agencyreported.

With an egg-shaped body, cystoids are echinoderms, marine invertebrates that existed during the Pleozoic Era, the Ordovician and Silurian Periods, and became extinct during the Devonian Period.

Guizhou boasts a rich store of prehistoric treasures. Fossils of various extinct invertebrate marine species have been discovered in the area. Tens of thousand of vertebrate fossils have also been found there.

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