The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters
The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters
South China Sea

Beijing sends upgraded tropical wear to make troops comfortable at disputed South China Sea outposts

  • Chinese state media reports on technologies being used to improve soldiers’ lives in remote – and controversial – stations
  • Better logistics and medical care deemed essential for a strong, modern fighting force

Topic |   South China Sea
The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters
The PLA is kitting its personnel on Fiery Cross Reef with uniforms better suited to a warmer climate. The station is in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: US Navy/Handout via Reuters
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