How soldiers in China army are taught
Drill in the Chinese army.
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The people's Liberation Army("PLA")is a unified organization of the land, sea and air forces of China. Initially known as the "Red Army ", and as the "8th Route Army "and "new 4th Army "during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, The PLA adopted its current name when the National Liberation War broke out in 1946.
The PLA is supported by the people's militia, whose members receive substantial military training. China's military force is composed of a regular army, the militia, and the reserves. The PLA practices the system of military ranks.
Additionally to military service, the PLA soldiers participate in fighting natural disasters, aiding the needy and building China's infrastructure.