Title China: 1. Are young, poor, rural residents forcibly recruited into the PLA? 2. At what age are conscripts recruited to the PLA? 3. Do all conscripts enter at the same time of year? 4. Are conscripts forced to serve in the PLA for longer periods if they are in the "technical service"? 5. Are they discharged at the same time of year? 6. Are there any educational requirements for conscripts? 7. Do conscripts receive education/training? 8. What is the role of conscripts in the PLA? 9. Are conscripts trained to attack Taiwan? 10. Are conscripts given leave? 11. Please provide information about the rank of conscripts and volunteers in the PLA? 12. Is there any information on manoeuvres against Taiwan by the PLA during the period September/October 2004?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 29 October 2008
Country China
Topics Armed forces / Military | Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements | Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription
Citation / Document Symbol CHN33978
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, China: 1. Are young, poor, rural residents forcibly recruited into the PLA? 2. At what age are conscripts recruited to the PLA? 3. Do all conscripts enter at the same time of year? 4. Are conscripts forced to serve in the PLA for longer periods if they are in the "technical service"? 5. Are they discharged at the same time of year? 6. Are there any educational requirements for conscripts? 7. Do conscripts receive education/training? 8. What is the role of conscripts in the PLA? 9. Are conscripts trained to attack Taiwan? 10. Are conscripts given leave? 11. Please provide information about the rank of conscripts and volunteers in the PLA? 12. Is there any information on manoeuvres against Taiwan by the PLA during the period September/October 2004?, 29 October 2008, CHN33978 , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b6fe1ab0.html [accessed 3 September 2014]
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