Want China Times
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said Thursday that it will continue to
closely follow the development of China’s military might after Beijing announced at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II that it will cut troop numbers by 300,000.
China has a 2.26 million-strong military, and its plan to cut troop levels by 300,000 follows other advanced countries’ experience in reformatting ground forces to improve the efficiency of combat operations, the ministry said.
But noting the lack of China’s transparency in its military development, the ministry said that “it is necessary to closely monitor follow-up developments.” [FULL STORY]