China Wants Their Very Own Version of the U.S. Marines

The People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps might be undergoing a deep restructuring aimed at transforming China’s Marine Corps into a multi-domain, multi-mission force better equipped to respond to a wide array of challenges. Like many nation’s Marine Corps, the PLAN Marine Corps functions primarily as an extension of naval power on land, though the scope of operations seems to be expanding.

In particular, combined arms operations, as well as operations across multiple domains, seems to be a priority for a force that has been optimized primarily for amphibious assault-type operations.

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