PLA troops pictured taking part in a military parade in the centre of Beijing two years ago. Photo: Simon Song

China to disband over a quarter of its army corps, sources say

Cutbacks part of sweeping reforms to modernise and streamline world’s biggest military

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PLA troops pictured taking part in a military parade in the centre of Beijing two years ago. Photo: Simon Song
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.