Chinese Armed Forces now only 2.3 million!!!

#2
It doesn't matter. A few passes by America's chariots of death and a poppy field spreads up next year on stalks of red.
 
#4
Hopefully one of the clever ones in government did maths and can work out the percentages before we start to age war on all those who upset the US.
Weve got 100,000 blokes plus about another 40,000 available and you want us to show our muscles to
2.3 million Chinese, Ruskies, Korea, Iran plus the middle East.

Im shit at maths but Im sure that the percentages dont match up :?
 
#5
The_IRON said:
Hopefully one of the clever ones in government did maths and can work out the percentages before we start to age war on all those who upset the US.
Weve got 100,000 blokes plus about another 40,000 available and you want us to show our muscles to
2.3 million Chinese, Ruskies, Korea, Iran plus the middle East.

Im s*** at maths but Im sure that the percentages dont match up :?
In Tommorow Never Dies, I think Jo Don Baker makes a joke about the impending British - Chinese war. Something along the lines of "Did you Brits never hear about Custer's Last Stand..."
 
#6
Plus at least 1.2 million in their reserves.

A lot of them are still in 1970s-vintage vehicles and equipment and there's an immense amount of corruption in the promotion system, especially for senior officers. The PLA is a shadow of it's Korean War self and the Cultural Revolution didn't do it any favours, but as Stalin said, "Quantity has a quality all of its own."
 
#9
From Pub Landlord "The Chinese have put a man into space, they just stood on each others shoulders and passed him up"
 
#10
smartascarrots said:
Plus at least 1.2 million in their reserves.

A lot of them are still in 1970s-vintage vehicles and equipment and there's an immense amount of corruption in the promotion system, especially for senior officers. The PLA is a shadow of it's Korean War self and the Cultural Revolution didn't do it any favours, but as Stalin said, "Quantity has a quality all of its own."
Don't forget, they're a card carrying member of the nuclear club (ICBMs and all). Also, they can export a hell of a lot of AKs, RPGs etc to your enemies just to make you uncomfortable.
 
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#13
The_IRON said:
Hopefully one of the clever ones in government did maths and can work out the percentages before we start to age war on all those who upset the US.
Weve got 100,000 blokes plus about another 40,000 available and you want us to show our muscles to
2.3 million Chinese, Ruskies, Korea, Iran plus the middle East.


Im s*** at maths but Im sure that the percentages dont match up :?

All good points well made, iron

also see here for stats: http://www.armedforces.co.uk/army/listings/l0133.html
 
#14
smartascarrots said:
boris7 said:
Now that is interesting. The Chinese have some pretty capable monitoring assets, perfectly capable of tracking commercial satellites. Either they're not too fussed who sees the thing, or someone in PLAN is going to join the 9mm Club. :D
The Chinese have an anti-satellite capability now. If push comes to shove, satellites can be destroyed - (GPS be gone).
 
#15
A large percentage of the Chinese army are employed as field hands and factory workers and never touch a weapon... so their numbers are misleading.
 
#16
Khyros said:
A large percentage of the Chinese army are employed as field hands and factory workers and never touch a weapon... so their numbers are misleading.
This maybe so! but when your facing millions on the battlefield it becomes a real psychological war, Korea for an example...
 
#17
True... if you actually ever see the numbers involved but since China can sealift barely a single division at the moment the chances are that any ground operations would be small in scale unless you have a go at the homeland.
 
#18
Khyros said:
True... if you actually ever see the numbers involved but since China can sealift barely a single division at the moment the chances are that any ground operations would be small in scale unless you have a go at the homeland.
That goes for the West, but there are plenty of countries sharing a land border with China. Russia, and all those friendly little oil-and-gas-producing states in Central Asia.

The thing about such large armies is they're incredibly good at soaking up casualties. When we're visiting the Jade Dream's folks I occasionally have tea with a Chinese veteran of the 30s, 40s and 50s and he's fairly adamant that the human wave tactic was understood and accepted at all levels of the PLA. After facing the Nationalists, Japanese, Nationalists again and then UN, the prevailing thought was that you take your casualties and close with the enemy as quickly as possible to negate their firepower advantage.

I'm not saying they're about to cross any borders right now, but the potential for mischief is a bit wider than they're normally given credit for.
 
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#19
All I can say is , that's a f*cking lot of flipflops.

I wouldn't get scared though 'cos Tim Collins will kick the sh*te out of them...allegedly.
 

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