The “People” in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China’s Military

People's Liberation Army recruits training.

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Tight budgets and a lack of sexy hardware is not what is slowing the development of Chinese military power: it is the PLA’s problem raising the quality of its human resources. This book by the Strategic Studies Institute delves into the challenge China’s armed forces are facing finding qualified people to maintain its aircraft, man its ships,  keep its armored forces running, and – most important – lead the PLA into its future as the armed force of a world power.

 

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