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This file photo taken on September 24, 2012 shows China's first aircraft carrier, a former Soviet carrier called the Varyag, docked after its handover to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province. China announced a further double-digit rise in its defence budget on March 5, 2013, underlining its military ambitions with Beijing embroiled in a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
This file photo taken on September 24, 2012 shows China's first aircraft carrier, a former Soviet carrier called the Varyag, docked after its handover to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province. China announced a further double-digit rise in its defence budget on March 5, 2013, underlining its military ambitions with Beijing embroiled in a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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