PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

China says troop cuts will happen by 2017 and further military reforms on way

Focus will be on phasing out outdated equipment, simplifying administrative and non-combat roles and improving military structure, Defence Ministry says

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PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
PLA navy soldiers roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square during the military parade on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
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