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