Xi says Chinese military will cut forces by 300,000

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Posted: Sep 02, 2015 10:28 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China will cut its number of troops by 300,000, as he kicked off a massive military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia.

China will always go down the path of peaceful development, Xi added, speaking on a rostrum overlooking Tiananmen Square. The comments were carried live on state television.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Dean Yates)