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    Hong Kong Military 1997

      Military branches Headquarters of British Forces, Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, RoyalHong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, Royal Hong Kong Police Force

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,884,488 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 1,427,567 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 46,601 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $207 million (FY92/93); note - this represents 65% of the total costof defending the colony, the remainder being paid by the UK

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 0.2% (FY92/93)

      Military - note defense is the responsibility of the UK until 1 July 1997, when Chinawill assume command

      Disputes - international none

      Illicit drugs a hub for Southeast Asian heroin trade; transshipment and money-launderingcenter; increasing indigenous amphetamine abuse

      NOTE: The information regarding Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hong Kong Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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