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    Hong Kong Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      no regular indigenous military forces; Hong Kong garrison of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) includes elements of the PLA Ground Forces, PLA Navy, and PLA Air Force; these forces are under the direct leadership of the Central Military Commission in Beijing and under administrative control of the adjacent Guangzhou Military Region

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,743,972
      females age 18-49: 1,904,967 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,403,088
      females age 18-49: 1,527,278 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 40,343
      females age 18-49: 38,234 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      Hong Kong garrison is funded by China; figures are NA

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:

      Military - note:
      defense is the responsibility of China

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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