Expect more chaos at the low levels as a whole new set of low-tier tanks get played 🙂 Actually I do not expect it to be as extreme as with the introduction of British tanks. When one looks at the tech tree (in second link) it appears basically to be one primary line which branches into two secondary lines at Tiers VI and VII. The thanks themselves are mostly adaptations of the tanks of other nations, especially Soviet tanks.
Looking at these following so closing on the arrival of the British tanks I think we see an interesting look at Wargaming’s marketing strategy. With the British tanks in 8.1 Wargaming was catering to its existing userbase, which has been waiting for British tanks for a very long time. It was also hoping to attract new interest from the “Western” world – however that is a market which is already very well covered by the existing tanks in game. The Chinese tanks there are opening up new markets – the Far East.
I look forwaring to seeing them on the battlefield.