The People's Liberation Army of China ( NOAC ) was organized on August 1, 1927, in connection with which the anniversary of the Day of the People's Liberation Army ( People's Liberation Army Day ) is celebrated annually in China.
Today's name is the People's Liberation Army of China ( NOAC ) received in 1946, before that it was called the Workers 'and Peasants' Revolutionary Army, the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army, the Eighth Army and the New Fourth Corps.
The PLA includes the naval forces, air forces, the ground army, missile troops, strategic troops, logistics forces and the People’s Armed Police.
Today, the Armed Forces of China are considered the largest in the world ( more than 2 million people in active service ). China has an honorable place among the countries with the most powerful military capabilities, both technical and human. Since 1990, China has been an active participant in UN peacekeeping missions.