In addition to an active-duty military
numbering more than 2 million, the Chinese have a paramilitary force with
almost 4 million members.
By comparison, the U.S. military has 1.4 million active-duty members.
They serve as an auxiliary force for the People’s Liberation Army, and during times of peace, are primarily concerned with law enforcement and internal security.
Recently, Reuters published a photo of a Chinese paramilitary member crawling through the sand in 102-degree temperatures, so we decided to take a look at the paramilitary police training.
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