In addition to an active-duty militarynumbering more than 2 million, the Chinese have a paramilitary force withalmost 4 million members. By comparison, the U.S. military has 1.4 millionactive-duty members.
They serve as an auxiliary force for thePeople's Liberation Army, and during times of peace, are primarily concernedwith law enforcement and internal security.
They've previously received criticism foroppressing journalists and using violent tactics to quash protests in Tibet.
Recently, Reuters published a photo of aChinese paramilitary member crawling through the sand in 102-degreetemperatures, so we decided to take a look at the paramilitary police training.
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that US also had a paramilitary force oflarge numbers - the National Guards...
hstad6 on Aug 16, 11:54 AM said:
@It sounds like the author seeminglyforgot: LOL! It is so funny today, these stupid articles and mistakes arecascading this morning!
Beltway Greg on Aug 16, 11:53 AM said:
And it will grow even larger not because ofsome type of fervid desire to take over the world but because they need to keepyoung men occupied and employed. Without that they'd be marching in the streetswith the journalists and because of China's One Child policy and theinfanticide they practiced against female babies there are going to be a lot ofdisillusioned testosterone driven young man roaming the streets. You can givethem guns or you can give them guitars. Either way you're going to haveanarchy, maybe not today, but someday. Beijingwill eventually end up Like Cairo. The Chinese are now almost exclusivelyfocused outward in much the same manner that they were focused inward forcenturies. Ironically, it will bring the same result. You can have a physicalwall or an ideological wall. They are the same. Except today it's impossible todefend an ideological barrier.
crusader70 on Aug 16, 12:16 PM said:
@Beltway Greg: There's only one country inthe world today trying to dominate the rest of the world. And this kind ofpropaganda article is produced by it. Wake up.
someone on Aug 17, 12:34 AM said:
@Beltway Greg: Nonsense. In China there hasstarted to have labor shortages in some places for factory jobs. Chinese policeusually can't use guns so they really need to be a kungfu master doing theirjob. Also in social consciousness soldiers and police are supposed to be"people's sons and younger brothers". You might call that propaganda,but because that, police could often get bullied by ordinary people. This isprobably unimaginable in the USthere police is much more deadly.
China is opening up now is because the lastimperial dynasty, the Qing, intentionally tried to prevent the spread of modernscience and technology in China for fear it would empower the majority of thepeople who were in a difference race than that of the ruling class.
When Qing was overthrown, China was distracted by civil warsand then the Communist movement. Now the world has finally seen the potentialsof the Chinese people when they enjoy peace time. I think some westerners areuneasy with another strong rival but those who are truly competitive will notbe jealous at all.
chinaman101 on Aug 17, 6:55 AM said:
@Beltway Greg: May I scorn at yourcomment please? Either you are blind, or you are simple-minded to engage incritical thinking. Dismissing one child policy without considering its benefitsand drawbacks is simply too.. for the lack of a better word, dumb.
I wonder if the Arab spring is theconsequence of people breeding like rabbits, hence the increased competitionand lesser material resources to share around, resulting in unhappiness.
And why Americans treat the rise of Chinaas a zero sum game? In Asia, at least we areintelligent enough not to engage in beggar-they-neighbor strategy but instead,help our partners develop their economies so they can afford more of oureconomy output, increasing our wealth.
Jungle Jim on Aug 16, 12:36 PM said:
"they practice deadly chokeholds"
That doesn't look to me like a choke atall, it looks like the set up for the old SOE neck breaker twist.
The "Red Robot" appears to besoft body armor that instructors wear to allow trainees to hit them full forceduring hand to hand practice. There is very clearly a man in the armor.
A.Right on Aug 16, 5:29 PM said:
@Jungle Jim: Thats how we hug in easterneurope.
Jungle Jim on Aug 16, 5:50 PM said:
@A.Right: Well, local customs vary ofcourse, but that must be extreme Eastern Europe.
EvanGage on Aug 16, 4:25 PM said:
ibsteve2u on Aug 16, 5:39 PM said:
Being outnumbered is one thing if you havesuperior technology that can deliver more metal on time and on target than theother guy has.
But if you give the other guy all of yourtechnology because you prioritize your rate of wealth accumulation and/or yourhatred of "labor" above the safety and security - the longevity - ofyour nation AND you're outnumbered...
someone on Aug 17, 12:54 AM said:
@ibsteve2u: Except this is not a game wherethe perceived No 1 and No 2 must have a final fight. In reality China and the US are really too far away.Although the US likes tomeddle, China has zerointerest in setting up a base in Cuba.
The US(with NATO) is actually blockading China on military technology. As tocivilian technologies, no body owns them all and everyone wants to trade.
ChenZheng on Aug 16, 5:49 PM said:
In Crossfit also, they make you do sameexercises
Gary Pifer on Aug 16, 8:54 PM said:
When are you going to post the brutalphotos?