China Military Hints at Strong Opposition to Large-Scale Troop Cuts

Chinese troops march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Bitterness is growing within China’s armed forces to President Xi Jinping’s decision to cut troop numbers by 300,000 and considerable effort will be needed to overcome opposition to the order, according to a source and commentaries in the military’s newspaper.

Inside the Ring: Summit to Seek Expanded Military Ties

Xi Jinping

Despite tensions over Chinese military cyberattacks and destabilizing island-building in the South China Sea, the Obama administration is hoping to use the visit next week by Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand military exchanges.

The China Challenge: The Weapons the PLA Didn’t Show

Chinese army tank regiments in WWII anniversary parade

The Chinese military parade last week that was part of the anti-Japan propaganda campaign coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, showed off a number of Beijing’s strategic and conventional weapons, including several never seen or officially acknowledged before.