I beg to differ: those CM figures are very good, I have several sets which I heavily modified and converted.
Hovever those figures are quite specific: unsuitable for milita, Warlordism, Civil War, communists and most of regular Chinese Republic Army.
For communists there is of course IMEX Set 531 Chinese People's Liberation Army http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=807
and IMEX Set 532 North Korean KPA
and some Soviets sets.
Well you have a point, I was thinking more in terms of lacking diversity and headgear, but you're right that conversions could work. But not sure how useful the soldiers with giant swords are, maybe used very often?
China fielded the largest army in WWII. they fought from 1932 to 1945. One out of ten of their soldiery were women, half were in auxiliary roles, the other half fought. They also employed a large number of "boy soldiers", usually orphans adopted by infantry units. Half of them hauled supplies and half fought as infantrymen. Brit, French, German and US helmets, coolie hats etc. Many had the bamboo slat umbrella, it kept off the rain and sun and acted as a shelter half. Nearly all hauled a bag around to carry their rice ration. A box of 48 different figures would fill this void. Strelets?
There is still a big issue about Chinese Soldiers to be filled. I am glad to see Strelets work on unusual subjects like those Indian Troops or Heavy Weapons for the Japanese. They are filling the gap of World War one quite extensively. Who ever dreamt about French Arty with light, mountain, middle and heavy or very heavy artillery pieces and their handlers?