The armed forces of the People’s Republic of China, including all its land, sea, and air forces. The PLA traces its origins to an unsuccessful uprising by Communist-led troops against pro-Nationalist forces in Jiangxi (Kiangsi) province on August 1, 1927, a date celebrated annually as its anniversary.
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Syllabification: Peo·ple's Lib·er·a·tion Ar·my
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