US defence bill allocates substantial funds to counter China’s maritime claims

US defence bill allocates substantial funds to counter China's maritime claims

The $886 billion defence package, which contains US$16 billion to thwart China’s sweeping maritime claims, was signed into law by US President Joe Biden on Friday. The bill also permits Australia and the UK to purchase American defence equipment without obtaining licences. The House passed the 2024 National Defence Authorization Act on December 19, 310-118, … Read more