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People's Liberation Army

中国人民解放军

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army
Motto Serve the People
Founded August 1, 1927
Service branches
PLA Ground Force
PLA Navy
PLA Air Force
Second Artillery Corps
Leadership
Leaders of Central Military Commission
Xi Jinping (Chairman)
General Fan Changlong(Vice-chairman)
General Xu Qiliang
(Vice-chairman)
Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan
Chief of PLA General Staff General Fang Fenghui
Manpower
Military age
18–49
Available for
military service 385,821,101 males, age 15–49,​
363,789,674 females, age 15–49
Fit for
military service 318,265,016 males, age 15–49,​
300,323,611 females, age 15–49
Reaching military
age annually 10,406,544 males,​
9,131,990 females
Active personnel 2,285,000 active
Reserve personnel 800,000 reserve
1,500,000 CAPF
Expenditures
Budget
US $132 billion (2014)(ranked 2nd)
Percent of GDP 1.4% (2014 est.)
Industry
Domestic suppliers

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
Norinco
China South Industries Group
China State Shipbuilding Corporation
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
China National Nuclear Corporation
China Electronics Technology Group
China Nuclear Engineering Group
Aviation Industry Corporation of China
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