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    Hong Kong Defense Forces - 1990

      Branches: Headquarters of British Forces, Gurkha Brigade, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, Royal Hong Kong Police Force

      Military manpower: males 15-49, 1,703,890; 1,320,914 fit for military service; 46,440 reach military age (18) annually

      Defense expenditures: 0.5% of GDP, or $300 million (1989 est.); this represents one-fourth of the total cost of defending the colony, the remainder being paid by the UK

      Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hong Kong Defense Forces 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Defense Forces 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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