China is deploying more of its troops to combat roles. Photo: Xinhua
China is deploying more of its troops to combat roles. Photo: Xinhua

Which Chinese military units are expanding while others are shedding troops?

  • The PLA is pivoting to confront changing challenges – and that means more combat personnel, according to one commentator
  • But much more needs to be done to realise the armed forces’ modernisation ambitions, author says

Topic |   China's military
China is deploying more of its troops to combat roles. Photo: Xinhua
China is deploying more of its troops to combat roles. Photo: Xinhua
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