During the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Chinese factories were set on fire. Photo: AP
During the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Chinese factories were set on fire. Photo: AP

China’s private security firms to shield against ‘terrorist sabotage’ as Xi Jinping looks to protect overseas assets

  • More former People’s Liberation Army and police members could serve as mercenaries overseas as China aims to protect its assets and people abroad
  • Private security is said to be in the early stages of being useful as a strategic tool for Beijing to project power and protect its interests abroad

During the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Chinese factories were set on fire. Photo: AP
During the 2021 coup in Myanmar, Chinese factories were set on fire. Photo: AP
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