posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 06:59 AM
The Central Government is taking slow baby steps towards this, but they have along road ahead.
I guess it's quite hard to administrate an armed force of 1,000,000 plus, many things fall through the cracks and go unnoticed, many financial forms
changed and gone unnoticed, there will always be corruption until fair salary is arranged for the force. Many young upcoming soldiers buy their way
through the ranks, having the backing of rich and powerful families, skipping the majority of the basic experience.
If China ever did goto war I guess the majority of the younger officers would have absolutely no idea on what to do.
Hell I even see military plates on Porsche Cayenne's and Range Rovers (families of officials), you used to be able to buy a military licence (enabled
free parking, free toll, run red light, ect) plate 4-5 years back but they clamped down after seeing the sheer abuse.
EDIT TO ADD:
The basic PLA soldier goes through absolute hell, I've got the utmost respect to those who rise through the ranks with experience and have done their
hard yards, it's those mentioned above that should be purged from the ranks.
edit on 26-12-2012 by crackerjack because: (no reason