Taiwan says it will closely monitor China’s military development

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/03
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense said Thursday that it will 201509030015t0001continue 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 levels.

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]

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