Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP
Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP

China’s military: one in five South China Sea submariners has mental health issues, study finds

  • Increase in frequency of military manoeuvres and long periods of isolation possibly to blame, researchers from Naval Medical University say
  • Study questioned more than 500 male servicemen working in the disputed region

Topic |   China’s military
Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP
Chinese submariners operating in the South China Sea are experiencing mental health issues, according to new research. Photo: AFP
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