China Celebrates Its Growing Military Might

China is celebrating the 85th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) amidst rising tensions in the South China Sea. It has the world's largest army with a head count of three million and there are growing signs China is prepared to use its military might to defend its regional interests. In a display of swagger we were invited to watch army attack helicopters showing off their acrobatic skills. The West fears the strength of China's army, though China says its technology is a generation behind the best of some other countries.