Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Female pilots & PLA's jet fighters in limelight

According to news reports in China as well as Hong Kong, the sixteen female pilots to parade jet fighters in Beijing on 1st October are only the first batch of graduates, and many more are being trained. Some observers of military affairs in the Chinese-language cybersphere are guessing what types of jet fighters of the PLA are going to be shown; and whether female combatants of the PLA Marine Corp (PLAMC) are going to show up at the military march is also being widely discussed. Women in China are now found in all branches of the country's armed services that consist of the People's Liberation Army, People's Armed Police, People's Militia and ordinary Public Security or Gong An police.

16 Chinese women to parade PLA jet fighters