Title

Recruitment of the People's Liberation Army Soldiers : issues, problems and prospects

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Profile

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Volume

38

Issue

6

First Page

565

Last Page

578

Abstract

The article presents a study of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. It focuses on the PLA's efforts at modernization and professionalization, and the socio-economic and political backgrounds of PLA soldiers. Topics such as motivation for joining the PLA and interest in acquiring military expertise were investigated. The question of whether Chinese youths join the PLA because they are interested in pursuing military careers, or because they believe it is a stepping-stone to advancement outside the military is addressed. Problems and possibilities for the PLA recruitment system are also analyzed.

Print ISSN

03048675

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2010 Asian Research Service

Recommended Citation

Chan, C.-p. (2010). Recruitment of the People's Liberation Army Soldiers: Issues, problems and prospects. Asian Profile, 38(6), 565-578.

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