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China seeks well-educated students for army

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-06-19 21:19

BEIJING -- Priority will be given to better-educated young people in army recruitment, according to a national conscription tele-conference on Friday.

A recruitment website,, run by the Ministry of National Defense, is open for applications, with recruitment procedures including body check-ups beginning on Aug. 1 until Sept.30.

Young people aged between 18 to 22 can apply to join the military, with the maximum recruitment age for college graduates extended to 24.

The army also welcomes high school graduates aged 17 or above.

To help the military recruit more students, the country's top legislature amended the Military Service Law in 2011, raising the maximum age for recruits to 24.

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