A NetEase BBS forum thread called “super-pretty PLA recruiting ads” opens up the discussion with the question:
“If you were a hotblooded young man, how could you not support this?”
Selected comments (most are along the lines of “great photos!”):
I’d like to join but I’m too old.
They’re a lot nicer looking than Taiwan’s!
What do you mean, join the military? I wouldn’t even know where to go. It seems it’s getting harder and harder to be a soldier. How do they get in? What will China’s troops be like in the future? They all get in by giving bribes, they’re all the children of wealthy families.
Not bad. Good photos and good topic. But on Guangzhou streets you see the military vehicles parking crazy, driving crazy. What’s more, which people are they protecting? Are the common people living equitable, fair lives? With the guarantee of the law? Those who are responsible for protecting the people, please love the people!