Sources say that, under the plan, the Chinese military’s strategic missile branch, the Second Artillery Corps, would combine with a “celestial military” to bolster its potential ability to conduct space warfare.
The Asahi Shimbun reported:
President Xi Jinping announced the reduction of the nation’s military strength by 300,000 troops during the Sept. 3 ceremony dubbed the “70th Anniversary of the Victory of Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.” This cutback is part of the reformation plan. The plan also includes the set up of a “joint operation command system” in the hopes of ridding the military of its rigid administrative structure.
The plan to upgrade the People’s Liberation Army, which would represent the most significant reformation of Chinese forces since the 1949 birth of the People’s Republic of China, is reportedly a move to push Chinese forces to rival the U.S. military.
Full article: China Plans ‘Celestial Military’ To Expand Space Warfare Capabilities (Washington Free Beacon)