søndag 26. mai 2019

China’s long battle to build a better soldier for a modern fighting force

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ambitions to build the People’s Liberation Army into a world-class modern fighting force, but analysts say there is one core weakness could hold it back: a lack of well-trained and educated soldiers. Xi underlined the need for higher standards in the rank and file this week on a high-profile visit to the southeastern province of Jiangxi.

One of the stops on the trip was the PLA Army Infantry Academy in Nanchang, where he drove home the need to train and improve the combat readiness of personnel to support a long-term struggle against US aggression.