About 2 million Chinese military personnel were involved in more than 18,000 mostly small-scale exercises in 2018. Photo: Handout

Ready, aim … China’s military tipped to keep ramping up combat drills after 18,000 exercises in 2018

  • Armed forces expected to get up to speed for series of landmark anniversaries following a year in which 2 million people took part in war games
  • Moves come as tensions rise, particularly with the US, which has labelled China a strategic rival and expanded its trade war into technology and security
Topic |   China military

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About 2 million Chinese military personnel were involved in more than 18,000 mostly small-scale exercises in 2018. Photo: Handout
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