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China Military 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











China Military 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Military branches:
People's Liberation Army (PLA): Army, Navy (PLAN; includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun, PLAAF; includes airborne forces), Rocket Force (strategic missile force), and Strategic Support Force (space and cyber forces); People's Armed Police (Renmin Wuzhuang Jingcha Budui, PAP); PLA Reserve Force (2016)

Military service age and obligation:
18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year 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; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles; the first class of women warship commanders was in 2011 (2012)

Military expenditures:
2% of GDP (2015) 2% of GDP (2014) 2% of GDP (2013) 1.99% of GDP (2012) 2% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 40
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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