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Memorable moments in the history of PLA

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-08-01 07:15

Since the predecessor of the People's Liberation Army was founded 91 years ago, the army has evolved from a "millet plus rifles" single-service force into a modern one armed with sophisticated equipment and information technologies. Here are some photos that capture the hardship and bloody fight the troops endured during the wartime and the army's growth as a formidable modern force.

A file photo shows the former site of the August 1 Nanchang Uprising in Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]

On August 1, 1927, the Communist Party of China (CPC) initiated the Nanchang Uprising to counter the anti-communist purges by the Kuomintang.
The Nanchang Uprising was seen as CPC's initial bid to establish the people's army. August 1 has been used as the major symbol of the PLA flag and army emblem since 1949. The date is also celebrated as China's Army Day.

Originally called the "Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army", the Chinese military has played a key role in determining the course of the country.

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