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China Military
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.)
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