Reducing military personnel by compressing the scale of the armed forces.
II. Military Personnel Reduced by One Million
In May, 1985, China decided to reduce its military personnel by one million.
In September 1997, China announced an additional reduction of 500,000 military personnel over the next three years.
In 1985 the government decided unilaterally to cut its troops by one million men in real terms. By 1990, the total reduction had reached 1.039 million men.
We will work painstakingly to adjust and realign our military strength to ensure that the armed forces are reduced by200,000 troops and that related tasks are completed by2005.
While cutting down large numbers of personnel, the Chinese armed forces have transferred part of their military facilities to local authorities or opened them to the public to support the country's construction.
中国军队在大量裁减员额的同时， 向地方腾让、 开放部分军事设施， 支援国家建设事业。
When the drawdown of 500,000 has been completed the total size of the PLA will be 2.5 million men.
In May, 1985, China solemnly declared that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) would reduce military personnel by one million.
The task of reducing the armed forces by half a million troops was completed on schedule.
Mutual Reduction of Forces and Armament for Central Europe
Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.
The Marine Corps began to slim down under budget restrictions.
The reductions in the land, naval and air forces account for 19 percent, 11.6 percent and 11 percent respectively.
limitation [reduction] of armaments
Negotiations on Mutual Reduction of Armed Forces and Armaments, and Associated Measures in Central Europe
Budapest Appeal for Reduction of Armed Forces and Conventional Weapons in Europe
Special Committee on the Distribution of the Funds Released as a Result of the Reduction of Military Budget