How sincere are US and DPRK about denuclearization? | Why did China increase its defense budget?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the US and DPRK to engage in direct talks as soon as possible during his annual press conference on Thursday. With talks between US President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un on the horizon, what can we expect? Zhao Tong, Fellow at the Carnegie - Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, and Dr. Tat Yan Kong, Reader at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London shared their views.

China released its 2018 defense budget, setting an 8.1 percent growth target, up from last year's seven percent. The increase raised immediate concerns over China’s potential military ambitions. How will the money be spent and how is China addressing its neighbors’ possible concerns? Zhou Bo, Senior Colonel from the Chinese Ministry of National Defense joined The Point.

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