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yeah and imagine what would happen if the communist Chinese party took control... the number would dwindle below that of American Indians.
Taiwan to cut military numbers by 70,000
Taipei - Taiwan's new Defence Minister Chen Chao-min Wednesday said he plans to reduce the number of the island's military personnel from the current 270,000 to 200,000. "The ministry will fully review various branches of the military in line with its streamlining programme," he said in a parliament meeting aired by the cable news channel ETTV.
On his first working day after he was sworn in to his post Tuesday, Chen told parliamentarians that the streamlining would include all ranks of military personnel, not just low-ranking soldiers.
Chen did not give a timetable for the troop reductions. He said Taiwan would continue with its push to buy F-16 fighters jets from the US and would review its policy to purchase US submarines.
Originally posted by purplemonkey
the comment was only made because of rumors i have heard of Chinese police intentionally de-populating parts of Tibet...