China Plans Massive Increase to Marine Corps to Pursue Global Ambitions

Delegates from Chinese People’s Liberation Army / AP

 

China is preparing a five-fold surge to the size of its Marine Corps as Beijing moves to further exert its influence abroad.

The plan would increase the number of Marine Corps personnel from about 20,000 to 100,000 people, the South China Morning Post reported Monday, citing military insiders and experts. The move will be accompanied by cuts to the Chinese military’s land forces in an attempt to modernize the People’s Liberation Army. Continue reading

Chinese military leaders calls for war-readiness in Parliament

Regardless of the bogus and intentional “sequestration”, it’s quite unwise to leave five U.S. aircraft carriers laying around while the military of an enemy nation continues advancing capability by leaps and bounds. The PLA has hit every Washington network via hacking while a decision was made two years ago to go soft on the CCP. Advanced F-35’s at the moment cannot fly into clouds, bad weather or at night. Meanwhile, the “latest” nuclear weapon made by the US is roughly 20 years old.  Then lets not also forget to thank the Clintons who gave China a technology boost to their nuclear arsenal (while ours are reduced or collecting dust) by selling hundreds super computers through the U.S. Department of Commerce during the 90’s. And to cap it off, our military leadership thinks the global economy is more important than physical protection of the US citizenry.

This is only the beginning when it comes to describing with a few examples just how crippled America has become over the last five years. If someone thinks America today is safe, cannot be touched and can pull through this “recession” that is going on its sixth year — they couldn’t be farther from the truth. America is one disaster away from a total economic collapse, or one economic collapse away from war.

Beijing: Lawmakers from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest military, has called for increased battle preparedness to win wars amid simmering tensions with some of the country’s neighbours over maritime disputes.

“Our military construction is currently facing an unprecedented historical opportunity with various rigorous challenges existing at the same time. Since the situation is so pressing, it is necessary to build up the armed forces in accordance with the high standards of fighting,” said Mo Junpeng, PLA deputy to the NPC.

The 2.3 million-strong PLA, World’s largest military, this year got USD 115.7 billion alloted to it in the budget, second only to the United States. Continue reading