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White paper highlights blue-water ambitions

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Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun gave reporters a rundown of the policy paper.   © Kyodo

BEIJING -- China's military planning has long been skewed toward ground war, but its latest defense policy outline shows a shift toward naval power.

     Released Tuesday, the white paper mentions the possibility of a naval clash for the first time.

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