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    China Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      People's Liberation Army (PLA): Ground Forces, Navy (includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (includes Airborne Forces), and II Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (PAP); Reserve and Militia Forces (2006)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18-22 years of age for compulsory military service, with 24-month service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 17 years of age for women who meet requirements for specific military jobs (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 342,956,265
      females age 18-49: 324,701,244 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 281,240,272
      females age 18-49: 269,025,517 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 13,186,433
      females age 18-49: 12,298,149 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $81.48 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      4.3% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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