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    China Military 2001

      Military branches: People's Liberation Army (PLA) - which includes Ground Forces, Navy (includes Marines and Naval Aviation), Air Force, Second Artillery Corps (the strategic missile force), People's Armed Police (internal security troops, nominally subordinate to Ministry of Public Security, but included by the Chinese as part of the "armed forces" and considered to be an adjunct to the PLA in wartime)

      Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 15-49: 366,306,353 (2001 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 15-49: 200,886,946 (2001 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 10,089,458 (2001 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure: $12.608 billion (FY99); note - China's real defense spending may be several times higher than the official figure because a number of significant items are funded elsewhere

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.2% (FY99)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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