PLA troops take part in a military parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
PLA troops take part in a military parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo: Xinhua

PLA recruitment relaxes age limits, focuses on STEM skills

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PLA troops take part in a military parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
PLA troops take part in a military parade during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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