China is home to the 'famously hot' Bethune ladies medical unit
The traditionalist military men were outraged that the depiction undermined both the integrity of the troops and the nation.
The People's Liberation Army Daily – the army's mass circulation newspaper and mouthpiece of the military top brass – did a hatchet job on the show attacking the actresses costumes as "too revealing".
The show’s title roughly translates as Phoenix Nirvana, or Flaming Phoenixes of Special Forces.
But on a number of English-speaking China websites both serious critics of the government and internet wags have pointed out that the nation is home to one of the most ‘famously hot’ military units on the planet.
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The Bethune Military Medical College are the only female soldiers allowed to take part in parades
The impeccably-uniformed, and eyebrow-raisingly busty, members of Bethune Military Medical College, which is part of Jilin University, in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin Province in China, are the only women soldiers allowed to take part in military parades.
The women came to the world’s attention during the controversial V-Day Parade in 2015 in the capital Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day of World War II.
The Bethune ladies medical unit came to light after the 2015 V-Day Parade in Beijing
The women were saluted by Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission was the central figure of the day's events.
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A commenter who called himself Bo Chi Minh said: “I’m not a military man but I could easily be talked into signing up for the Bethune ladies medical unit!”
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