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China to cut troops by 300,000: Xi

English.news.cn 2015-09-03 11:01:58

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the commemoration activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 3, 2015. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000, President Xi Jinping announced Thursday.

It will be the country's fourth cut of troops since the reform and opening-up in the 1980s.

Xi revealed the information while delivering a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

In 1985, the country decided to cut off one million troops in an effort to focus on accelerating economic development and strengthening the quality of the troops.

In 1987, the total troops of the People's Liberation Army reduced to a total of 3.235 million from 4.238 million. By 1990, the number of troops lowered to 3.199 million, with a total cut of 1.039 million.

In 1997, China decided to further shrink its troops by 500,000 within three years, reducing the total to 2.5 million.

Between 2003 and 2005, a third-time cut of 200,000 downsized the troops to 2.3 million, with the army taking up the least proportion in the country's history.

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"All countries should jointly uphold the international order and system underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," Xi said at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

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This great triumph also "put an end to China's national humiliation of suffering successive defeats at the hands of foreign aggressors in modern times," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

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"The experience of war makes people value peace all the more," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

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China to cut troops by 300,000: Xi
                 English.news.cn | 2015-09-03 11:01:58 | Editor: huaxia

CHINA-BEIJING-V-DAY PARADE-XI JINPING (CN)

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the commemoration activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 3, 2015. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- China will cut the number of its troops by 300,000, President Xi Jinping announced Thursday.

It will be the country's fourth cut of troops since the reform and opening-up in the 1980s.

Xi revealed the information while delivering a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese people's resistance against Japanese aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

In 1985, the country decided to cut off one million troops in an effort to focus on accelerating economic development and strengthening the quality of the troops.

In 1987, the total troops of the People's Liberation Army reduced to a total of 3.235 million from 4.238 million. By 1990, the number of troops lowered to 3.199 million, with a total cut of 1.039 million.

In 1997, China decided to further shrink its troops by 500,000 within three years, reducing the total to 2.5 million.

Between 2003 and 2005, a third-time cut of 200,000 downsized the troops to 2.3 million, with the army taking up the least proportion in the country's history.

Related:

Full text of Chinese president's speech at commemoration of 70th anniversary of war victory

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Following is the full text of the speech given by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

Address at the Commemoration of The 70th Anniversary of The Victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and The World Anti-Fascist War  Full Story

Upholding world peace a noble mission for Chinese soldiers: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said Thursday that upholding world peace is a noble mission for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.

"The PLA is the people's army. All its officers, men and women must bear in mind their responsibility of serving the people whole-heartedly," Xi said at a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

China will never seek hegemony, expansion: Xi says

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping stressed on Thursday that China will remain committed to peaceful development and will never seek hegemony or expansion.

"We Chinese love peace. No matter how much stronger it may become, China will never seek hegemony or expansion. It will never inflict its past suffering on any other nation," Xi said.  Full story

Xi says Anti-Fascist War "a decisive battle" for justice

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War were "a decisive battle between justice and evil, between light and darkness, and between progress and reaction."

Xi made the remarks while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War in downtown Beijing.   Full story

China resolved to uphold outcomes of anti-fascist war: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said Thursday that the Chinese people are resolved to uphold the outcomes of the anti-Japanese war and the anti-fascist war and make greater contribution to mankind.

"The Chinese people are resolved to pursue friendly relations with all other countries... and make greater contribution to mankind," Xi said while delivering a speech at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Xi calls for new int'l relations featuring win-win cooperation

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said all countries should build a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation.

"All countries should jointly uphold the international order and system underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," Xi said at the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Chinese people hold ground in main theater in the East: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that with huge national sacrifice, "the Chinese people held ground in the main theater in the East of the World Anti-Fascist War, thus making major contribution to its victory."

Xi made the remarks while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Victory of anti-Japanese war re-establishes China as major country in world: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression re-established China as a major country in the world and won the Chinese people respect of all peace-loving people around the world.

Xi made the remarks while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Victory of anti-Japanese war crushes Japanese militarists' plot to enslave China: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that The victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression crushed the plot of the Japanese militarists to colonize and enslave China.

This great triumph also "put an end to China's national humiliation of suffering successive defeats at the hands of foreign aggressors in modern times," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Commemoration aims to bear history in mind, honor martyrs: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the commemoration of war victory is to "bear history in mind, honor all those who laid down their lives, cherish peace and open up the future."

"The experience of war makes people value peace all the more," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Victory of anti-Japanese war sets China on new journey: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the great triumph of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression "opened up bright prospects for the great renewal of the Chinese nation and set our ancient country on a new journey after gaining rebirth."

Xi made the remarks while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Preventing tragedy from repeating the best way to honor the dead: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that preventing historical tragedy from happening again is the best way to honor those losing their lives for freedom, justice and peace in the anti-fascist war.

"The best way to honor the heroes who gave their lives to uphold freedom, justice and peace and mourn the loss of innocent lives brutally taken during the war is to make sure that this historical tragedy will never repeat itself," Xi said.  Full story

Chinese people receive extensive support from international community in war: Xi

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that the Chinese people received extensive support from the international community in their war against Japanese aggression.

"The Chinese people will always remember what the people of other countries did for the victory of their War of Resistance," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.   Full story

Xi stresses global community of shared future

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the fostering of "a keen sense of a global community of shared future" in the interest of peace.

"Prejudice, discrimination, hatred and war can only cause disaster and suffering, while mutual respect, equality, peaceful development and common prosperity represent the right path to take," Xi said.   Full story

Xi says China suffers over 35 million casualties in anti-Japanese war

BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China suffered over 35 million casualties and the Soviet Union lost more than 27 million lives during the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

"Ravaging through Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania, that war inflicted over 100 million military and civilian casualties," said Xi while addressing a gathering to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war victory.   Full story

 

 

 

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