Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.


Josh Luo

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imagine they don't need to pay them since they are part of the military.
Based on what I know, I think all Party members have to pay their yearly dues. Also, the higher your rank and wage, the more you have to pay. It is like a membership fee. Of Course, the higher your rank, the more political favors you receive.
 

schrodinger

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Based on what I know, I think all Party members have to pay their yearly dues. Also, the higher your rank and wage, the more you have to pay. It is like a membership fee. Of Course, the higher your rank, the more political favors you receive.
Base on what I know the fee is less than 1 dollar per month which is neglectable.
 

schrodinger

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Do all PLA members (including privates and NCOs) HAVE to join the CCP (and pay its yearly fees), or could they choose not to? I am asking because in the video, the solders and officers were stating that they "voluntarily joined" the Party in their swearing in ceremony.
By the way , they are not stating "voluntarily joined"(自愿) but "looking forward to/wish to join"(志愿).
 

AndrewS

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All Chinese male of 18 years old are subject to conscription, though in reality not all are called up for service. One could go through his conscription without being nominated into the Party, because the CCP can afford to be picky.
My understanding is that the PLA receives so many volunteers that they don't need to call anyone up for military service.

Is that not accurate?
 

tupolevtu144

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All Chinese male of 18 years old are subject to conscription, though in reality not all are called up for service. One could go through his conscription without being nominated into the Party, because the CCP can afford to be picky.
Woah woah now this is some blatant misinformation. According to the constitution it is true that all Chinese males of 18 are subject to conscription, but in reality the rule is never enforced and in fact the PLA works as a de-facto volunteer force as there are no personnel shortages in the PLA at all. In fact many young males in rural backwater China sees joining the PLA as a valid career option instead of being stuck in their poorer villages for the rest of their lives (it's kinda similar to how the US military recruits people from poorer families). Meanwhile Chinese high schools (I'm not sure about colleges and middle schools) also have military lessons where they learn basic defense-oriented knowledge, basic rifle training and basic military discipline (interestingly enough we also have this kind of lessons in high schools here in Taiwan) As for swearing allegiance to the party it is because the PLA by law serves the party instead of the the nation unlike most countries, so when they swear allegiance they swear allegiance to the party instead. It doesn't mean you have to join the party in order to serve in the PLA.
 

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