A great promo video of Chinese military power. The People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA; Chinese: 中国人民解放军) is the armed forces of People’s Republic of China and Communist Party (CPC). Our patreon acc:
1 August is celebrated annually as Chinese Workers and Farmers Red Army Day. The PLA consists of five professional service branches: the Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Rocket Force and the Strategic Support Force. The PLA is the world’s largest military force, with a strength of approximately 2,285,000 personnel, 0.18% of the country’s population. 3 September 2015, paramount leader Xi Jinping announced that he would reduce the country’s military personnel by 300,000. The PLA’s insignia consists of a roundel with a red star bearing the Chinese characters for Eight One, referring to 1 August (Chinese: 八一).
The PLA is under the command of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the CPC. Following the principle of civilian control of the military, the commander in chief is the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (usually the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China). The Ministry of National Defense, which operates under the State Council, does not exercise any authority over the PLA and is far less powerful than the CMC. A system of political officers embedded within the military assures party authority over the armed forces, so that the primary role of the Ministry of Defense is that of a liaison office with foreign militaries. The political and military leadership have made a concerted effort to create a professional military force restricted to national defence and to the provision of assistance in domestic economic construction and emergency relief. This conception of the role of the PLA requires the promotion of specialised officers who can understand modern weaponry and handle combined arms operations. Troops around the country are stationed in seven military regions and more than 20