Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he will cut 300,000 troops from the Chinese military over the next two years. The announcement came before a military parade in Beijing commemorating the end of World War II.
Marketplace’s China bureau chief Rob Schmitz joins us to talk about the reasoning behind the huge reduction in personnel.
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