Xi Jinping Announces Troop Reduction of 300,000

Xi Jinping Announces Troop Reduction of 300,000Chairman Xi Jinping has announced that China’s armed forces will face cuts of 300,000 troops. The declaration was made at Tiananmen Square during the country’s September 3 commemoration events marking 70 years since the “victories of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan and the World War against Fascism”. The decision marks the 11th time China has cut back its armed forces since May 1950, and sees peak troops levels of 6.27 million reduced to 2.3 million. Despite this, major general Jiang Chunliang said that the military power of the armed forces has increased. Netizens sang Xi’s praises.


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