Members of the People’s Liberation Marine Corps take part in training. The role of the marines has traditionally been limited to coastal defence, but an expanded size could see them deployed in greater numbers farther afield.

As overseas ambitions expand, China plans 400 per cent increase to marine corps numbers, sources say

PLA will increase fighting force to 100,000 personnel, allowing for deployment in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan, military insiders say

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Members of the People’s Liberation Marine Corps take part in training. The role of the marines has traditionally been limited to coastal defence, but an expanded size could see them deployed in greater numbers farther afield.
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