The People's Liberation Army (PLA) was the armed forces of the People's Republic of China. With two and a half million enlisted personnel, it was the largest military force in the world.
Hoping to intimidate the British out of signing a controversial treaty with the U.S., the Chinese dispatched their carrier the Shenyang to sail the Mediterranean Sea. Terrorists managed to breach the U.S. defense infrastructure and trick the crew of the nearby USS Massachusetts into sinking the Shenyang. This sparked a confrontation between the PLA and the U.S. armed forces, with the former mobilizing their air and maritime forces for an attack on the U.S. base in Okinawa, Japan. However, when evidence absolving the U.S. of the attack was uncovered, the Chinese withdrew their forces. ("Day 9: 11:00am-12:00pm", "10:00pm-11:00am")