Now THAT'S a cold war! Dramatic pictures show fearless Chinese soldiers undertaking extreme training in -27 degrees
Dramatic images show soldiers in China training in wintery conditions.
The images taken on December 21 show armed soldiers from the frontier inspection station taking part in 30-day-long extreme cold weather training in Heihe, located on the border with Russia.
On December 21, the average temperature in Heihe was -22 degrees with a low of -27.
The soldiers make up just one division of the People's Liberation army, known to be the largest army in the world with some 2.3 million active personnel.
Manich, Cornwall, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
The training our lads go through is soft compared to what these and some other countries go through, China, Japan, Korea etc. We are all about behavioural discipline and political correctness. Theirs is about mind, body and physical discipline.
travalingman, butte, United States, 2 hours ago
It's colder than that in Canada we just go to work
Destructivedave, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
That's nothing go to finland and watch the men working outside in t shirts.
Itszoot_loco, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Looks like a new Kung fu movie
dario, Italy, 3 hours ago
When I was in the army here in Italy, I once stood guard at -11°C and believe me, it is COOOOOOOOOLLLLDDDD
just a thought, derby, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
uh , think that's cold !!!
sb4100, mk, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
Like how we used to train before the Lefty's came along.
Stop banning me, down south, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Imagine putting the commonwealth soldiers in that environment! The claims would explode!!!
someone, somewhere, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
I used to work in a coldstore that was rated at -25C degrees. It was cold, but not as cold as you would imagine. We could not go in unaccompanied, and we were not allowed in the environment for more than one hour at a time. Special attention was made about touching anything metallic, for fear of burns, but it was not so bad. Walking back out on to the bay, that was a balmy 5C degrees, was like walking into the middle of a heat wave!
billy44, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
NJss, None, United States, 8 hours ago
Ummm...Celsius or Fahrenheit?