TOPSHOT - A security guard sits at an entrance during a National People's Congress press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4, 2017.
China will raise defence spending by 'around seven percent' this year as it guards against 'outside meddling' in its disputed territorial claims in Asian waters, a top official said on March 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER        (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)