From Kris @ Combat Studies Group. If you’re of the mindset that China is not a) the major threat to the US and b) going to invite themselves in through their installed political proxies during the next phase in this manufactured crisis, you’re 100% wrong. Further, like all successful armies, they’ve sought to take advantage of the logistics questions for a future occupation. You should be training like your life depends on it, because it indeed does. -NCS

So what is the Chinese PLA sporting these days for their standard issue rifles?

The QBZ-95 and variants (top picture) is the standard issue assault rifle for the PLA. Manufactured by Norinco (remember, all those cheap import AK and M1A clones back in the 90’s?) it fires the 5.8x42mm cartridge…..they also have a variant that fires the 5.56 NATO cartridge, the QBZ-97. Below that is the M99 anti-material rifle which fires a 12.7x108mm cartridge…..this also has a variant that fires the US .50BMG cartridge.

See a pattern here?

“Well, they seem nice…”