Responding to the issues, an MoD spokesman said recruiting and retaining talent was a top priority, and that a range of schemes to attract and keep skilled personnel was in place, including special retention payments for intelligence staff.
The native Chinese are a very hospitable and romantic folk who always display an aura of love in the air among themselves since quite often I would see couples walking hand-in-hand in the streets and thus adding some human touch to the beauty of the land.
"This continuing process of 'hollowing out' in the ranks," the report said, "while costing the armed forces valuable experience, also threatens to compound the problem by increasing the pressure on those personnel who remain."
In addition, they found magazines recording Japanese soldiers' activities in the Pingfang district of Harbin shortly before and during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45).
Vsevolod Sobko, political counselor at the embassy of Ukraine, said that Xi's speech was "very inspiring and sincere".