President Xi Jinping meets navy personnel in Sanya. PLA reform will boost the navy's role relative to the army's. Photo: Xinhua

China to drastically overhaul its People’s Liberation Army in 'ambitious' plan to build modern fighting force on par with West

President may use boost from Beijing parade to unveil revamp which would cut personnel and put army, navy and air force on equal footings

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President Xi Jinping meets navy personnel in Sanya. PLA reform will boost the navy's role relative to the army's. Photo: Xinhua
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