During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua
During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua

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During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua
During a parade in September to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, President Xi Jinping revealed he planned to cut the size of nation's military by 300,000 personnel - twice the size of the British army. Photo: Xinhua
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