Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua

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Topic |   China’s military
Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese sailors salute as the destroyer Jinan returns to a military port in Zhoushan, in Zhejiang province in February. President Xi Jinping announced cuts of 300,000 military personnel by 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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