PLA Medals and Ribbons

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    With all the pro PLA members posting here, I am dying to find out if there is a chart for the PLA's honor and awards system and what the ribbons and medal are awarded for ?

    I am in the Canadian military and these things mean something for us !

    Something like this: http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhr-ddhr/chc-tdh/index-eng.asp
     
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    These are the medals for the civil war with the Republic of China and the World War 2...
     
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    Dam, so still no revelation of the PLA's award and honor system ? :(
     
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    I found this on the web. Hope someone can translate it.

     
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    I tried to email the MOD and PLA on their website concerning this issue, but the email is undelivered. The link to the contact page on the their new MOD site does not work ! :mad:

    Anyone on the mainland that can contact them ?
     
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    Awards and honors in the PLA is extremely simple, at least currently. While in WWII, civil war and Korean era, there were many order established, today there are only 2 that are still given out. (Since there China haven't fought a major war for a long time)

    1Hero's Medal is given for Valor or outstanding accomplishments. 2 Levels are awarded and they are giving out very sparingly, PLA are not engaged in combat, there are very few opportunities to give them out. (though quite few are given in earthquake rescue effort.) When news report someone is are reward as "hero" (英雄), usually it mean this medal is given. See top two medals with its perspective ribbons in attached picture.

    Accomplishments/Achievement medal which given for well, Accomplishments and Achievements. 3 levels are awarded, 1st (highest) level are pretty hard to get; 2nd and 3rd level are fairly easy, and many unit are guidelines on what should be Accomplished to get these medals. When news reports someone is given "Achievement level 1/2/3" (一,二,三等功), usually it mean this medal is given. See bottom 3 medals with its perspective ribbons in attached picture.

    For the older and more colorful award system in war era, rhino123 have provided with a pretty compressive list.

    edit: The words in the picture said they are only awarded during wartime, but it's not true.
    As special medals are awarded during war time, for example, the following metal are awarded for Vietnam war from 1979 to 1990:
    http://xslm.yxm.blog.163.com/blog/static/94593673200932554512461/

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    luhai: nice try, but those links do not provide all the medals and ribbons I see on their uniforms. It is becoming very frustrating in finding out the PLA medals and ribbons. :confused:

    I also noticed on CCTV Defence reports that some of the ribbons appear twice on their uniforms so I also question how they are worn and the criteria that they are given for.

    Photo of senior PLA officer with ribbons on service dress. I have never seen so far the full medals of those ribbons worn in full ceremonial parades and functions as well !
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    Notice the airforce captain anchor has 6 ribbons and the top right and bottom center blue ribbons are the same. The army major as well has 6 ribbons and the identical 2 blue ones are on the top and bottom right of one another.
    YouTube - ?CCTV-7 ????? 2009-09-16 (1/3) - ???? ????

    So the question still remains, is there a full medal for each one of those ribbons ?

    What does each one of those medals and ribbons given for ?

    Are post nominals granted for certain Orders, Decorations or Medals ?

    On which type of uniform are these medals and ribbons worn on ?, I notice that ribbons are not worn on the short sleeved shirts as in many of the world's military and only on the service dress jacket.

    Example of Canadian Armed Forces' Orders, Decoration and Medals. 3 distinct categories of the awards and honor system. Click on the ribbons to see the criteria and how the full medal looks like.

    DH&R - Canadian Honours Chart

    Do not be confused with the term "medal" as a category of award as the noun of the physical object ! People always get confused on this !

    The Three Categories of the Canadian Honor and Awards System

    Orders: Awarded only to living members who are nominated by a committee for outstanding achievements and merit to the country or military and the use of post nominal is authorized

    Decorations: Awarded for acts of valor, bravery, courage and exemplary military service and the use of post nominal is authorized

    Medals: Awarded for specific campaigns, UN missions and anniversaries to mark special events in the country's history, the use of post nominal is not authorized

    Example of post nominal: GENERAL WALT NATYNCZYK, CMM, MSC, CD - Chief of the Defence Staff
    His biography: CDS - Chief of the Defence Staff - Biography
     
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    uh ha, now you run into the dirty secret of the 07 Uniforms. These things looks like ribbons, but they are not really ribbons. They in fact indicators of years of service, and positions in military. In short, these sort of "ribbons" don't really mean shit in PLA, what really counts are in the are I noted above. (And it is one of main objection to the 07 Uniforms, since many feel it takes something away from "real" ribbons give in association with a medal.)

    More information about 07 Uniform ribbon (all in Chinese, I did bother to translate as there are too many of them)

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    To see how PLA used to treat awards and ribbons, here is Gen Luo Ruiqing in dress uniform with medals and causal uniform with ribbons. The awards are August 1st, Freedom and Liberation, which are given for extraordinary contribution in first civil, WWII and second civil war respectively.
    third pic is a pretty rare photo of everyone wearing they ribbons during some sort of meeting. The guy giving a speech is Gen Su yu. However generally, speaking there no ribbon and rarely any awards/honors given after 50's.
     

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