The devs already considered this as...not possible (yet), because there were not enough tanks that were truly made by chinese, many tanks types serving in China now were from other countries (Russia mostly) or domestic modded tanks' production. The Chinese made some modifications to those imported tanks to make them theirs...such a cheap method.
Imagine a Chinese tree to be releashed, most of the tanks are cheap copy of Soviet design...erm, no, I don't want it.
Making it as a side tree to the Soviet one isn't a bad idea either...but Russian driving Chinese tanks? Don't Russian have better tanks than Chinese? Why would they drive something that was modded from their country's tanks? Would the "made in China" tanks have good quality or just stay on the level of "made in China" goods?
I'd say no to all but keeping existing Chinese tanks as prem, although I do want to have Chinese tanks out of the list though, that Type 59 is damn tricky for tier6-7 meds to penetrate frontally.
Asia tree might not happens either, cuz many Asian countries didn't field as many tanks as European/Russian/American nor developed many around WWII era. Many Asian countries that time didn't have sufficient power to start Heavyarmor development either...neither today (perhaps).
Edited by Gezeiten, Sep 25 2012 - 15:47.