Commission suspects Chinese military build-up

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is pushing the government to look more closely at China’s massive military build-up and its overall aggressiveness. The group also pressed for a tougher U.S. stance against what it called anti-competitive Chinese trade policies. President Barack Obama announced a new security agreement with Australia aimed at China’s growing military presence in Asia, The commission said Beijing’s buildup is aimed squarely at countering America’s defenses and exploiting weaknesses.