The size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFEThe size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFE
The size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese army now makes up less than half of PLA’s strength as military aims to transform itself into modern fighting force

  • State news agency says PLA has been cutting back on ground forces as part of ‘transformational change’ to military
  • Number of officers and non-combatants also falls as part of ambitious restructuring of world’s largest armed forces
Topic |   China’s military
The size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFEThe size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFE
The size of the PLA army has been cut as China seeks to modernise its military. Photo: EPA-EFE
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