Emblem of the People's Liberation Army
Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Navy
PLA troops entering Beijing in 1949 during the Chinese Civil War
A gunboat in used in the Battle of Toumenshan
Chinese troops gathered on a T-34/85 or a Type 58 medium tank leaving North Korea in 1958, 5 years after the Korean War ended with an armistice (a ceasefire) in 1953. The banner in the background of the picture bears a slogan (in Chinese) which declares "The Friendship And Unity of the North Korean And Chinese Peoples Are Always Steadfast And Strong!"
Haifa base commander Brig. Gen. Eli Sharvit welcomes RADM Yang Jun-Fei to Israel in 2012
Marshal Lin Biao surveying the soldiers during the 10th-anniversary military parade in 1959.
PLAN Captain Wang, commanding officer of the destroyer Jinan greets USN Captain Lyle Hall during a goodwill port visit in 2015
The PLA Honor Guard in Beijing, 2007
A Type 052C destroyer, Changchun, in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia in 2017
The CMC is ceremonially housed in the Ministry of National Defense compound ("August 1st Building")
Major naval units in the PLA military regions in 2006
The five theater commands of the PLA
Sailors from the U.S. Navy talk with Chinese Navy sailors from the destroyer Xi'an after the Rim of the Pacific 2016 (RIMPAC 2016) exercise
A Type 99A main battle tank in service with the PLAGF
PLAN Marines of the 1st Marine Brigade and members of the USMC fire the Type 95 Assault Rifle during an exchange exercise in 2006.
A PLAN destroyer conducting maritime interdiction operations at RIMPAC 2016
A PLAN marine with a boarding team assigned to the guided missile destroyer Haikou during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.
A Chengdu J-20 5th generation stealth fighter
China's critical sea lines of communication. In 2004, over 80 percent of Chinese crude oil imports transited the Straits of Malacca, with less than 2 percent transiting the Straits of Lombok.
DF-21Ds at the 2015 Victory Parade
Frigate "Weifang" (China)
A PLA Navy Special Operations Forces marine during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.
Frigate "Linyi" (China)
The range of the PLA Rocket Force's medium and intercontinental ballistic missiles (2006)
Maritime claims in the South China Sea
A pie chart showing global military expenditures by country for 2019, in US$ billions, according to SIPRI
Dongguan aground on the Half Moon Shoal, 22 July 2011
PLA Factory No. 6907, Wuhan. The white characters on the blue sign roughly translate to: "Secret/Classified Area, Do Not Enter Unless Invited."
PLANS Xiamen (DDG-154) 20180420
The Central Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China at the Great Hall of the People. The band is a common performer of the military anthem of the PLA at ceremonial protocol events.
Geographic boundaries of the First and Second Island Chains
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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN; ), also known as the People's Navy, Chinese Navy, or PLA Navy, is the maritime service branch of the People's Liberation Army.

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The PLA consists of five service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and Strategic Support Force.

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Patch of the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps

People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps

Patch of the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps
PLA marines based in Zhanjiang stand at attention during a visit by a U.S. admiral in 2006.
PLAN marines of the 1st Marine Brigade and U.S. Marines fire the Type 95 Assault Rifle during an exchange exercise in 2006.
PLAN sailors and marines with U.S. sailors during RIMPAC 2016.
A PLAN marine with a boarding team assigned to the guided missile destroyer Haikou during a maritime operations exercise in RIMPAC 2014.

The People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps (PLANMC), also known as the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps (PLAMC), is the marine force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and one of five major branches of the PLA Navy (PLAN) responsible for amphibious warfare, expeditionary operations and rapid responses.

The People's Liberation Army Navy's jack and ensign

East Sea Fleet

The People's Liberation Army Navy's jack and ensign
Fleets in Dong Hai

The Eastern Theater Command Navy, or East Sea Fleet (ESF; ), is one of the three fleets of the People's Liberation Army Navy, operating in the East China Sea under the Eastern Theater Command.

The fleet was used in a support role during the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) invasion of the Kuomintang-held island of Yijiangshan on 14 January 1955.

The People's Liberation Army Navy's jack and ensign

South Sea Fleet

The People's Liberation Army Navy's jack and ensign
The aircraft carrier Shandong in the Dalian port
A Jiangkai-Class Frigate in action in Nan Hai

The Southern Theater Command Navy, or the South Sea Fleet (SSF; ) is one of the three fleets of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, operating in the South China Sea under the Southern Theater Command.

Initially, the fleet's strength consisted mostly of former Kuomintang ships and personnel, which either defected or were captured by the People's Liberation Army.

People's Liberation Army Navy Special Operation Forces

People's Liberation Army Special Operations Forces

People's Liberation Army Navy Special Operation Forces

The People's Liberation Army special operations forces are the special forces of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), excluding the paramilitary People’s Armed Police (PAP).

Sea Dragon (蛟龙突击队 or literally translated as Jiaolong Assault Team) is a unit of the People's Liberation Army Navy Marines. Members of this force are equipped with black uniforms. Its first publicly known mission was to accompany three Chinese warships in protecting and escorting commercial ships against Somali pirates in December 2008, in cooperation with other nations as part of a UN mandate. Since then, the unit has participated in anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden for over 300 days. Sea Dragon's Jiaolong Assault Team helped evacuate 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during late March 2015, during the Yemeni Civil War.

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force

People's Liberation Army Ground Force

"Chinese Ground Forces" redirect here; not to be confused with Republic of China Army.

"Chinese Ground Forces" redirect here; not to be confused with Republic of China Army.

Emblem of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force
Tank troops on display at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in 1959
The five theater commands of the PLA
A PLAGF soldier armed with a QBZ-191 assault rifle and QSZ-92A pistol with Type-19 uniform in the 2021 International Army Games
Troops of the People's Armed Police
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace shakes hands with Chinese tankers at Shenyang in 2007
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PLAGF and Oregon National Guard work alongside during a disaster response exercise in 2017
PLAGF infantryman at the International Army Games in 2021
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates greets Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan in Beijing, China on 5 November 2007
Military guard of the PLAGF in 2012
PLAGF infantrymen at the 2015 China Victory Day Parade
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Type 99 tank

The People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF; ) is the land-based service branch of the People's Liberation Army and the largest and oldest branch of the entire Chinese armed forces.

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) theater commands are joint operation commands that hold extensive controls over the PLA Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force.

PLA Military Regions in 2006 (Source US DOD) – click to enlarge.

Modernization of the People's Liberation Army

For Chinese military modernization effort in 2015, see 2015 People's Republic of China military reform

For Chinese military modernization effort in 2015, see 2015 People's Republic of China military reform

PLA Military Regions in 2006 (Source US DOD) – click to enlarge.

The military modernization program of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) which began in the late 1970s had three major focuses.

Headed by the chief of general staff, the department served as the headquarters for the Army and contained directorates for the three other armed services: Air Force, Navy and Rocket Force.

The rank insignia of a schout-bij-nacht

Yin Zhuo

The rank insignia of a schout-bij-nacht

Yin Zhuo (born September 1945), is a rear admiral in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy, and a committee member of the eleventh Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Yin Zhuo is Han Chinese and was born in September 1945 of father Yin Mingliang (尹明亮), a vice political commissar of the People's Liberation Army in Fuzhou, China.