China expanded its arsenal last year even as tensions eased under China-friendly Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, who has spearheaded high-level dialogue and scaled back local military exercises since taking office in May, the island's top China policymaker Lai Shin-yuan said.
- expand: (v.)擴張
- arsenal: (n.)軍械庫
- scale sth. back: 縮小某件東西的規模；英式用法為 scale sth. down
- office: (n.)官位、職務，馬英九take office為馬英九取得總統職務，也就是當選總統