China Army Nations // Asia



OVERVIEW The ground forces of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), also referred to as the Chinese army, form the largest component of China's armed forces. Since the 1990s, as part of the overall policy of streamlining the PLA, a number of maneuver divisions have been downsized or deactivated. In 2016, China embarked on a major overhaul of the army. These reforms included the following: Abolishing the seven military regions, replacing them with five new theater commandsCutting 300,000...

 

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