China: January 12, 2005

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China is trying to fix its reserve forces. In particular, the ten million members of the "Primary Militia." The militia is composed of millions of citizens who would be armed if the country is invaded. The Primary Militia are the ones who are supposed to be trained and organized. But they aren't, and the government wants to fix this. But a shortage of money, and enthusiasm by the militia members, makes this difficult. Some members of the government question the wisdom of training too many ordinary citizens how to use an AK-47.

 

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