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People's Liberation Army

Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China

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People's Liberation Army: Combined military forces of the People's Republic of China
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and of its founding and ruling political party, the Communist Party of China (CPC). The PLA consists of five professional service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force. Units around the country are assigned to one of five theater commands by geographical location. The PLA is the world's largest military force and constitutes the second largest defence budget in the world. The PLA is one of the fastest modernising militaries in the world and has been termed as a potential military superpower, with significant regional power and rising global power projection capabilities. As per Credit Suisse in 2015, the PLA is the world's third-most powerful military.

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Sydney-based Kuang Yuanping, a former PLA officer with links to Chinese foreign influence operations, has been exporting - and importing - medical equipment.
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China says troop rotation in line with law, will protect Hong Kong

China rotated troops in its People's Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong on Thursday, days before protesters planned to hold a march calling for full democracy for the Chinese-ruled city after three..
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China says People's Liberation Army will defend every part of its territory

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China's army garrison in Hong Kong releases video with 'anti-riot' scenes

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