China has a tradition of deploying civilian patrol ships. Photo: Weibo
China has a tradition of deploying civilian patrol ships. Photo: Weibo

China’s military: the huge civilian ships that could back up the PLA in a Taiwan invasion

  • US report on Beijing’s growing ability to invade the island fuels further speculation on what such a combat might look like
  • Giant ro-ro passenger ships would be requisitioned to transport troops, tanks and provisions, CCTV reports and defence analysts suggest

China has a tradition of deploying civilian patrol ships. Photo: Weibo
China has a tradition of deploying civilian patrol ships. Photo: Weibo
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