Saturday, July 07, 2018

More People's Armed Police (PAP) amphibious warfare training pics

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Photos of the day: PAP training with PLA's amphibious unit

I suppose cross-training between PLA's amphibious unit and PAP's SpOs is bound to happen since both are now under the same CMC command.   Considering that the PAP has been focusing on counter-terror operations and urban riot control, it's value in pacifying a "runaway province"... say in Eastern China can be easily understood.

 No reason to stress PLA troopers with police work, especially after President Xi's now famous "mission accomplished" speech televised address onboard of the aircraft carrier CV16 Liaoling.  Lesson learned  -- let the police do police work.

Members of the PAP Guangzhou SpOs unit training with an amphibious unit, 125th Combined-Arms Brigade, 74th Group Army, Southern Theater Command

Monday, January 22, 2018

PR photos of the day: PAP, China's other ground force.

It would be unwise to ignore such an important element in any China related war scenario, especally they are now part of the CMC just like their Army counterpart.

From SCMP (here)

China brings People’s Armed Police under control of top military chiefs.  Paramilitary force will answer to body headed by President Xi Jinping

China will bring its paramilitary police force, the People’s Armed Police, under the direct control of the Central Military Commission, which controls the country’s armed forces, state media reported on Wednesday.

The 1.5 million-strong paramilitary police force previously came under a dual command structure of the CMC and the State Council, or cabinet, via the Ministry of Public Security. It serves as a backup for the military in times of war, and domestically has a role in putting down protests and counterterrorism – particularly in areas such as the restive far western Xinjiang region – as well as border defence and firefighting.

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