And the "quick win" comments on Beijing TV could have simply come from a bragging admiral to impress the people.
What a lot of outsiders do not understand about the Chinese military is that each branch and region operates semi-autonomously from the the Beijing political hierarchy. It is organized more like a crime syndicate with godfathers as generals and admirals. Each regional leader is allowed to run their area as they see fit.
The vast majority of the counterfeiting operations in China are run by the generals as a way to supplement their income and raise money to buy loyalty from the local population. That is why the Chinese government has no desire to stop it.
I was in Tiananmen Square in 1989 just as the student protests were getting under way. The reason why it took a month for the government to respond with military force is because they had to bring troops and tanks in from another region. The local general refused to attack his own people because it would destroy his position of power.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin