UPDATE: I was wrong. This is the QBZ-95B (The sailors white gloves are covering the barrel).
Earlier this month there was a huge military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of People’s Republic of China. I was astounded to see a photo from the event of what appears to be a sub-carbine version of the QBZ-95 being carried by Chinese sailors.
To the best of my knowledge the existence of this weapon has never been reported. The barrel is definetly shorter than the 14.5″ of the QBZ-95B (Carbine) that was developed for use in the Navy. I suspect the sub-carbine / PDW has a 10″ or 11″ barrel.
Has anyone here heard of a QBZ-95 PDW?
Thanks to Caleb for sending me the link to the Chinese parade photos.