China: Protests outside defense ministry at army cuts

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October 12, 2016
The Guardian [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"More than 1,000 protesters have walked and chanted in front of China's defence ministry, in the latest apparent demonstration by soldiers as the world's largest standing military modernises and downsizes. The protesters stood for several hours in front of the Bayi building in central Beijing, home of the Chinese ministry of national defence. Many wore green fatigues bearing the hammer-and-sickle logo of China's ruling Communist party. The purpose of their demonstration was unclear. Protesters approached by the Associated Press declined to be interviewed and censors blocked searches on social media about retired soldiers or the defence ministry." (10/11/16)  


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