CHI­NESE RE­SIST­ING RE­FORMS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

A dis­si­dent Chi­nese web­site re­vealed this week that a new purge within China’s mil­i­tary will net some 400 of­fi­cers in a crack­down on cor­rup­tion.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the web­site re­ported, el­e­ments within the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army, the Com­mu­nist Party-ruled mil­i­tary, are op­pos­ing planned re­forms an­nounced re­cently by Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping.

Mr. Xi an­nounced in Septem­ber that China will cut PLA forces by 300,000 troops. The cuts are part of China’s mil­i­tary mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram aimed

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