History UsefulNotes / ChineseWithChopperSupport

4th Aug '17 8:10:35 AM Frankencastle
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Being the country with the largest population in the world, it's not surprising that China has more active-duty and reserve military personnel than any other nation, with nearly ''three million'' serving in the PLA. In addition, China also maintains around one and a half million para-military personnel in the form of the People's Armed Police, although the PAP is not part of the PLA, instead answering to the State Council. As a proportion of its population, however, China's armed forces are not large; many countries, including the USA, have a higher percentage of their populations in uniform.

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Being the country with the largest population in the world, it's not surprising that China has more active-duty and reserve military personnel than any other nation, with nearly ''three million'' serving in the PLA. In addition, China also maintains around one and a half million para-military personnel in the form of the People's Armed Police, although the PAP is not part of the PLA, instead answering to the State Council. As a proportion of its population, however, China's armed forces are not large; many countries, including the USA, US, have a higher percentage of their populations in uniform.
29th Jul '17 9:47:50 AM TheWildWestPyro
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When the People's Liberation Army's 'Pingjing' Campaign to crush the 'Beiping' (now 'Beijing')-Tianjin pocket of 500 000 Guomindang troops was complete, it established itself as the dominant military power in China. After breaking the defensive line on the Yangzi, they went on to accomplish total victory over the Guomindang in just a year - [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors bringing The Chinese Civil War to an end after 34 years of warfare and 8+ million dead]]. When taken together with the 10-20 million dead of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar this left Communist China as the one of the most war-devastated states in the (history of the) entire world. It also left her with the second-largest military after [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets that of the Soviet Union]].

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When the People's Liberation Army's 'Pingjing' Campaign to crush the 'Beiping' (now 'Beijing')-Tianjin pocket of 500 000 Guomindang Kuomintang troops was complete, it established itself as the ''the'' dominant military power in China. After breaking the KMT's defensive line on the Yangzi, they went on to accomplish total victory over the Guomindang Kuomintang in just a year - [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors bringing The the Chinese Civil War to an end after 34 years of warfare and 8+ million dead]]. When taken together with the 10-20 million dead of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar this left Communist China as the one of the most war-devastated states in the (history history of the) the entire world. It also left her with the second-largest military after [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets that of the Soviet Union]].
2nd Jul '17 11:36:49 PM ddyingle
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When the People's Liberation Army's 'Pingjing' Campaign to crush the 'Beiping'(now 'Beijing')-Tianjin pocket of 500 000 Guomindang troops was complete, it established itself as the dominant military power in China. After breaking the defensive line on the Yangzi, they went on to accomplish total victory over the Guomindang in just a year - [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors bringing The Chinese Civil War to an end after 34 years of warfare and 8+ million dead]]. When taken together with the 10-20 million dead of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar this left Communist China as the one of the most war-devastated states in the (history of the) entire world. It also left her with the second-largest military after [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets that of the Soviet Union]].

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When the People's Liberation Army's 'Pingjing' Campaign to crush the 'Beiping'(now 'Beiping' (now 'Beijing')-Tianjin pocket of 500 000 Guomindang troops was complete, it established itself as the dominant military power in China. After breaking the defensive line on the Yangzi, they went on to accomplish total victory over the Guomindang in just a year - [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors bringing The Chinese Civil War to an end after 34 years of warfare and 8+ million dead]]. When taken together with the 10-20 million dead of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar this left Communist China as the one of the most war-devastated states in the (history of the) entire world. It also left her with the second-largest military after [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets that of the Soviet Union]].
2nd May '17 7:56:07 PM Wuz
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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers as "黑丝带" "Black Ribbon" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, and ribbon (丝带, Sīdài) sounds like fourth-gen (四代, Sìdaì) in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know as the J-20.

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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers as "黑丝带" "Black Ribbon" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, and ribbon (丝带, Sīdài) sounds like fourth-gen (四代, Sìdaì) in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know known as the J-20.
5th Mar '17 8:40:49 AM SniperJ
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise'', the Earth Defense Command (the human antagonists) are aided by a sixth branch of China's armed forces: the ''[[HumongousMecha People's Liberation Army Mecha Force]]''.
10th Oct '16 5:52:26 PM Wuz
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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers "黑丝Black Silk" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, and four sounds like silk in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know as the J-20.

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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers "黑丝Black Silk" as "黑丝带" "Black Ribbon" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, and four ribbon (丝带, Sīdài) sounds like silk fourth-gen (四代, Sìdaì) in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know as the J-20.
10th Oct '16 5:35:47 PM Wuz
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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers "黑丝Black Silk" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, which sounds like silk in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know as the J-20.

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Currently, China has been making huge pushes to modernize their armed forces to be able to compete with the United States. In addition to trying to build their own blue water navy, China has developed its own homegrown stealth jet. The PLAAF now have a prototype for a fifth-generation (according to Chinese sources) stealth fighter. It is nicknamed by Chinese bloggers and military forumgoers "黑丝Black Silk" and "[[Manga/KOn Mio]]". The first nickname is because it's black and a fourth generation fighter, which and four sounds like silk in Chinese, and "Mio" is born from a random comment on how much this plane's shape looks like the hairstyle of... Mio Akiyama from ''Manga/KOn''. It's now know as the J-20.
12th Jul '16 12:26:30 AM jormis29
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* A slightly higher-tech PLA was one of the playable factions in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2]]'', including use of [=UAVs=] and advanced command-and-control systems. The Armored Fury expansion pack has them launching an invasion of the United States via Alaska.
** And ''Battlefield 2142'' featured the PAC, the Pan-Asian Coalition, an alliance between Chinese and Russian military, outfitted with cutting edge technology, including hovertanks, energy weapons on their battlewalkers and VTOL craft fully enclosed in armor with rear projection cockpits, all of that opposed to the more conventional EU forces.

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* A slightly higher-tech PLA was one of the playable factions in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2]]'', ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'', including use of [=UAVs=] and advanced command-and-control systems. The Armored Fury expansion pack has them launching an invasion of the United States via Alaska.
** And ''Battlefield 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' featured the PAC, the Pan-Asian Coalition, an alliance between Chinese and Russian military, outfitted with cutting edge technology, including hovertanks, energy weapons on their battlewalkers and VTOL craft fully enclosed in armor with rear projection cockpits, all of that opposed to the more conventional EU forces.
4th Apr '16 12:29:16 AM erforce
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-->--'''Russian joke'''[[note]]It should be noted that this is a caricature of Chinese strategy, as one might expect from a joke told about them by their enemies.[[/note]]

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-->--'''Russian -->-- '''Russian joke'''[[note]]It should be noted that this is a caricature of Chinese strategy, as one might expect from a joke told about them by their enemies.[[/note]]



There is an extremely extensive and active subculture of Chinese netizens - the ''junmi'' - who obsessively document and follow the Chinese military - at least to the extent the CPC allows. The tendency towards nicknaming Chinese equipment (due to Article 432 of the Chinese Criminal Code punishing disclosure of military secrets) now extends to foreign equipment and armies too - the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks are nicknamed the "[[Film/TeamAmerica World PD]]" or the "[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals Global Liberation Army]]", whilst the ubiquitous F-16 Fighting Falcon is called the "Pomegranate Sister", which is a homonym with the Chinese word for "sixteen". The Chinese authorities have a strained relationship with them. On one hand the ''junmi'' tend towards extreme nationalism and statism, on the other their analysis of Chinese military photos is sometimes too good for PLA comfort - not to mention an occasional source of information for the many foreign intelligence agencies with their eyes fixed on China's rising military.

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There is an extremely extensive and active subculture of Chinese netizens - the ''junmi'' - who obsessively document and follow the Chinese military - at least to the extent the CPC allows. The tendency towards nicknaming Chinese equipment (due to Article 432 of the Chinese Criminal Code punishing disclosure of military secrets) now extends to foreign equipment and armies too - the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks are nicknamed the "[[Film/TeamAmerica "[[Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice World PD]]" or the "[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals Global Liberation Army]]", whilst the ubiquitous F-16 Fighting Falcon is called the "Pomegranate Sister", which is a homonym with the Chinese word for "sixteen". The Chinese authorities have a strained relationship with them. On one hand the ''junmi'' tend towards extreme nationalism and statism, on the other their analysis of Chinese military photos is sometimes too good for PLA comfort - not to mention an occasional source of information for the many foreign intelligence agencies with their eyes fixed on China's rising military.
30th Mar '16 3:13:56 PM SSJMagus
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All armed forces of the People's Republic of China are part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), leading to its air and naval forces being referred to in English as the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), respectively. The PLA is in the process of shifting its emphasis from massed ground forces to increasing the strength of its naval and air power, as China's focus now shifts from defending its land frontiers to projecting its interests in the rest of the world.

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All armed forces of the People's Republic of China are part of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), leading to its air and naval forces being referred to in English as the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), respectively. What in most nations would be simply the Army is known as the People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF). Ballistic missiles, both nuclear and conventional, are operated by the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), and in 2015 a fifth branch, the People's Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) was created. The exact nature of that branch's role has yet to be revealed, though it presumably includes logistical functions. The PLA is in the process of shifting its emphasis from massed ground forces to increasing the strength of its naval and air power, as China's focus now shifts from defending its land frontiers to projecting its interests in the rest of the world.
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