If there is one area in which the People's Liberation Army has a decisive advantage over its Western counterparts, it is in that of recruitment, and more broadly of communication with the civilian population. Admittedly, an authoritarian government like that of Beijing facilitates access to the media, all owned by the state. APL therefore has its own television channel, the 7th national channel or CCTV-7. However, it is not limited to simply taking advantage of its advantage, in particular with a population of 1,4 billion inhabitants and 105 million young men between 20 and 29 years old, nor of its media facilities, and does not hesitate to innovate to improve or increase its recruitment, and to detect promising talents.
Thus, for 2014 years, Chinese higher schools organize every year a great wargaming tournament, scrupulously followed by the APL. This year, the tournament brought together 103 teams from 30 universities for 6 days of competition in Beijing. The wargame support, specially developed for the event, had for theme the Nagorno-Karabakh war on a tactical scale, with in particular the modeling of infantry, artillery or armored units, but also the presence of drones, armed helicopters, and other forces.
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