I saw alot of pictures on the Chinese special forces and some elite PLA army units. But face it, when a war really comes, they are not the one that will do most of the fighting. It will be the ordinary Chinese army infantrymen.
As you can see they are quite poorly equipted. they have no kevlar vests, and hell the guys in the first two pictures dont even have helmets.
Also that a look at there canteens, their potato masher grenades (they still use those?), and their little bag thingy (a purse???) and the way they hang on the soldiers. When they run, they had to use their hands on hold them down to prevent them from flying everywhere. Those extra movements would totally give their movement away and turn them into easy targets.
and their guns, still AK -47 i believe? not one type-95 assault rifle in sight.
and I end it all with these pictures. The one on the left shows five friends in the PLA before the Sino-Vietnam War. yes appearently there was a war between the two country. And the one on the right is a picture taken after the war, only one of them was alive.
I wonder how the ordinary PLA Army soldiers will fair if a war happens now.