Up to 300,000 military personnel in China's People's Liberation Army are to lose their jobs as part of the reform of the military. Photo: Reuters

China’s rapid deadline for PLA reform could raise political stakes for President Xi Jinping

Some analysts believe the restructuring, set to see ‘substantial breakthroughs’ by 2020, is being rushed, and question the compatibility of its stated aims of improving the military and consolidating the leadership’s power

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Up to 300,000 military personnel in China's People's Liberation Army are to lose their jobs as part of the reform of the military. Photo: Reuters
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