China creates 3 new army units to modernise military

China has created three new military bodies as part of reforms to modernise its military — the world’s largest standing force — and improve its fighting capacity.Xi said the three new units were created as part of a modernisation reform and “to realise the Chinese dream of a strong military.”

The military reform comes as China has become more assertive in pressing its claims to territory in the East China Sea and South China Sea, increasing tensions with its neighbours.