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China Military 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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China Military 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 26, 2010

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 (2009)

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 (2009)

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: 314,459,083
females age 16-49: 296,763,134 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 10,621,373
female: 9,533,880 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
4.3% of GDP (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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