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    China Military - 2005

      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 Force (internal security troops considered to be an adjunct to the PLA); Militia (2003)

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

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 342,956,265 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 281,240,272 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 13,186,433 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $67.49 billion (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      4.3% (2004)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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