The Chinese continue their military buildup and will be the subject of this week’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore beginning on Friday. The regional meeting on defense posture gathers military leaders from around the world. South China Sea disputes are likely to dominate the talks. Analysts expect discussion behind the scenes to be centered around the military buildups by Australia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Pakistan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, in response to the Chinese actions. This story on Bloomberg diagrams the military power structure of Asian countries. We will be watching for news announcements by countries in the region making additional military equipment purchase commitments.