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    China Military - 2004

      Military branches:
      People's Liberation Army (PLA): comprises ground forces, Navy (including naval infantry and naval aviation), Air Force, and II Artillery Corps (strategic missile force), People's Armed Police Force (internal security troops, nominally a state security body but included by the Chinese as part of the "armed forces" and considered to be an adjunct to the PLA), militia

      Military manpower - military age:
      18 years of age (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 15-49: 379,524,688 (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 15-49: 208,143,352 (2004 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 12,494,201 (2004 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $60 billion (2003 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      3.5-5.0% (FY03 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Military 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Military 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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