The expansion of the PLA Navy Marine Corps has “grown out of the military’s own needs”. Photo: China Military
The expansion of the PLA Navy Marine Corps has “grown out of the military’s own needs”. Photo: China Military

China’s navy expands marine corps into own unit ‘to defend maritime interests’

  • State broadcaster confirms the move without revealing size of the new unit, which will remain part of PLA Navy
  • Military observers say it’s a response to the growing need for amphibious operations amid rising tensions over the South China Sea and Taiwan

The expansion of the PLA Navy Marine Corps has “grown out of the military’s own needs”. Photo: China Military
The expansion of the PLA Navy Marine Corps has “grown out of the military’s own needs”. Photo: China Military
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