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Why China’s Army Suck- They Bribe to Get to Serve

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 19, 2014


America is concerned about China’s military, or so they say. To me its a ruse in order to beef up military spending. Why fear an army equipped with cheap knockoffs of US tech and a repurposed Ukrainian tub called an aircraft carrier. Setting aside it lacks aircraft, and we get a glimpse of China’s problem. Their military sucks.

Now for their soldiers.

It is well known that most Chinese fail to meet the definition of men and possess the wingspan of a fruit fly and body mass of helium. In a word, they are less than imposing characters. In fact, they are such twats that they have to bribe to get accepted into the military, no kidding.

China, aka Coruptistan, has invented knock off soldiers. Corruption is rife in China’s military because they hold a lot of sway. Corrupt military officials create companies which syphon off commie funds and then they use that cash to send their son and wife to America. Say hi to your new Chinese neighbor!

In any event, the Chinese are more concerned with making cash and moving to civilization than protecting this stink hole, and who can blame them?

The following article shows how Chinese pay up to $20,000 civilized dollars to buy their kid a spot in the Chinese military. Part of the problem is these ‘men’ cannot pass the physicals and otherwise suck.

Is this really an army we should fear?

Excerpt
“To enlist in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), potential recruits have to take tests. To make sure their sons and daughters pass, families pay up. At one recruitment office in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, this year’s going rate, depending on your guanxi, or connections, is as much as 99,000 yuan ($16,000), says Wang, a recruitment officer in the province who asked that his full name not be used because he isn’t authorized to speak publicly. Limited openings, plus a high failure rate on the fitness exam, push parents to buy spots for their children during the annual enlistment drive that runs through September. Success offers a stable job and, for some, an escape from rural poverty.

The price varies, Wang says. His old army friends “asked me what the current price tag is, and I said ‘around 80,000 to 90,000 yuan for you guys.’ If your guanxi was really strong, it’d cost you around 50,000 to 60,000 yuan; if it was just so-so, you would have to spend 100,000 yuan at least.”

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/chinese-army-applicants-pay-recruiters-to-get-limited-slots

2 Responses to “Why China’s Army Suck- They Bribe to Get to Serve”

  1. Daniel Bos said

    Interesting. As opposed to a certain other country that has to bribe the public to get anyone to serve…

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