Tuesday, May 31, 2016

China's Army Will Now Permit 'Fatter' Recruits

General Mao Xinyu, grandson of Chairman Mao Tse-Tun.

The Telegraph: Chinese army surrenders to flabby recruits as weight criteria loosened

‘Lean, mean, fighting machines' are set to be a thing of the past in China after the army confronted the country’s growing obesity problem by allowing more overweight recruits among its ranks.

Army chiefs announced this week that they would loosen weight criteria limits set for new recruits, signifying a retreat in the long-running war against rising waistlines in China.

Male applicants are now permitted to be 30 per cent above their ideal weight, while female army candidates can be 20 percent above, under new rules outlined by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Both quotas are five percent higher than those that were in place in 2015.

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WNU Editor: The above photo is Mao Xinyu, grandson of Chairman Mao Tse-Tun. Hmmm .... I wonder if he had a say in these new guidelines.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We need to ship them more pork.