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People's Liberation Army

Line breaks: People's Lib¦er|ation Army
(abbreviation: PLA)

Definition of People's Liberation Army in English:

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 province on 1 August 1927, a date celebrated annually as its anniversary.

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