China is increasing their military budget by 17.8% to about $45 billion. While that is a fraction of the US military budget, experts believe that most of China's military budget is not part of the public budget. After setting of an ASAT test last month, China has been the focus of discussion over a space arms race.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.