While the following photo release by the PLA daily may be good for public relations, it's hardly good use of military might. However, brooms and shovels are preferred over rifles and batons in clearing the streets of Beijing.
Soldiers plunge into snow-clearance in Beijing
(Source: China Military Online) 2010-01-06
The officers and men are running to the main streets of the city proper to clear away the snow.
Recently, Beijing experienced a rare heavy snow. More than one thousand officers and men of a group under the Beijing Military Area Command stationed in Beijing rushed to the main streets of the city proper to clear away the snow, so as to facilitate the travel of the citizens and ensure the traffic open.