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    China Military 1997

      Military branches People's Liberation Army (PLA), which includes the Ground Forces, Navy(includes Marines and Naval Aviation), Air Force, Second Artillery Corps (thestrategic missile force), People's Armed Police (internal security troops,nominally subordinate to Ministry of Public Security, but included by theChinese as part of the "armed forces" and considered to be an adjunct to thePLA in wartime)

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 356,848,321 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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