Overview of Military facts of China


Military branches:
People's Liberation Army (PLA): Ground Forces, Navy (includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (includes airborne forces), and Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (PAP); PLA Reserve Force (2008)
Military service age and obligation:
18-22 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with 24-month service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs (2007)
Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 375,009,345
females age 16-49: 354,314,328 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 313,321,639
females age 16-49: 295,951,438 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 10,760,380
female: 9,710,032 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures:
4.3% of GDP (2006)










































       The art of war






China main battle tank 98




China J10


Chinese aircraft carrier.Jpg (designed by fans)


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