The marine corps was the only wing of the People’s Liberation Army to be expanded during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive military overhaul. Photo: CCTV
The marine corps was the only wing of the People’s Liberation Army to be expanded during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive military overhaul. Photo: CCTV

China’s marines put to extreme tests in drive for all-terrain troops

  • CCTV series shows personnel training in Himalayan winter and desert summer
  • The PLA aims to create small, nimble units that can operate in a range of conditions, analysts say

The marine corps was the only wing of the People’s Liberation Army to be expanded during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive military overhaul. Photo: CCTV
The marine corps was the only wing of the People’s Liberation Army to be expanded during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s massive military overhaul. Photo: CCTV
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