The PLA Navy in 60 seconds: The Marine Corps
CGTN
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The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?

The Chinese PLA Navy is composed of five branches: the Submarine Force, the Surface Force, the Coastal Defense Force, the Marine Corps and the Naval Air Force.

The Marine Corps are elite troops trained in amphibious warfare and as paratroopers to launch a beachhead or act as a spearhead during war and military operations against the enemy. The troopers have to be experienced in not only parachuting, detonating, wrestling, diving and sailing but know how to use more than a hundred aero-amphibious weapons.

Stay tuned to CGTN for the last episode on the PLA Coastal Defense Force.

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