The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) was organized on August 1, 1927, in connection with which China annually celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Day (People's Liberation Army Day).
The current name of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) 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 consists of the Navy, Air Force, Army, Missile Forces, Strategic Forces, Logistics Forces, and the People's Armed Police.
Today, the Chinese Armed Forces are considered the largest in terms of numbers in the world (more than 2 million people in active service). The PRC is actively striving to take a place of honor among the countries with the most powerful military potential, both technical and human. China has also been an active participant in UN peacekeeping missions since 1990.