The army comprises 1.55 million soldiers, of which 850,000 are mobile troops, most of whom are under the army corps, while the rest are regional garrison troops. Pictured, the parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China to overhaul land troops in bid to transform world’s biggest army into nimble fighting force: sources

Strong resistance expected as old Soviet-model of organising army corps to be replaced with smaller-sized divisions, say sources

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The army comprises 1.55 million soldiers, of which 850,000 are mobile troops, most of whom are under the army corps, while the rest are regional garrison troops. Pictured, the parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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