China says to tackle veterans' benefits after high-profile protest in capital
China will keep tackling the difficulties facing demobilised soldiers and pays attention to resolving their problems, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, after hundreds protested outside a major military building against job losses.
China last year announced it would cut troop levels by 300,000, targeting the bulk of the reductions by the end of 2017, as it seeks to spend more money on high-tech weapons for its navy and air force.
Tens of thousands of protests take place in China every year, triggered by grievances over corruption, pollution, illegal land grabs and other woes, unnerving... read more
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