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Date:} Sep 05, 2015
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter, with CNA
China’s military personnel cuts will not necessarily reduce its might, Democratic
Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) earlier this week announced that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would reduce personnel by 300,000.
Tsai said that while the cuts would not necessarily reduce China’s military power, she took note of the Chinese government’s declaration that the PLA would not seek hegemony.
She said she hoped that China would sincerely work with other nations to maintain regional peace and stability, adding that strengthening Taiwan’s armed forces was still necessary to protect the nation’s security, democracy and way of life. [FULL STORY]