Could non-chinese join PLA?
As seen in topic, my porblem is that I wish to know would it be possible for non-chinese citizen to join PLà? This not a joke, I′m talking dead-serious about this。
In my short 5 year study study of the PLA the answer is no
The answer can be found in this link below。
Thank you for your answer. But, would it be then possible if I would give up my old citizenship and gain chinese citizenship?
Nope..Someone asked that question previously..several years ago in fact. Perhaps in this thread or in theold ez board days of 5 years ago。
You have to be Chinese citizen of the Peoples Republic of China to join the PLA. All others need not apply。
You >>> PLA soldier <<
edit 5 minutes later.。.
Let's see as near as I figure you live in Finland and are only 15 years old according to your profile. So in most countries you have to be 17 or 18 to join the military. So just wait until then。
There's always the Legion Etrangere
What about Chinese turned into American citizen and then to Chinese citizen?
I should have stated a natural born Chinese citizen。
answer is no people not even Hong Kong or Macau people are allowed to join the PLA
Thank you! No Tibetans..No Mongolians none of the non racially Chinese people in western China or anywhere else in China. No foreigners。
You have to be a Chinese person born in China. Period。
Tibetans & Mongolians & Uyghurs are doing service in PLA. If they are chinese citizen。
I was working in China, and I watched CCTV7 regularly. There was a Uyghu girl in PLA medical unit going round villages giving health aid. I remember she was an officer but I forgot her rank。
There are also many non-Han PLA soldiers in Inner Mongolia and Guangxi provinces. Zhuan people in Guangxi are non-Han Chinese。
But I was born in China! I just got my citizenship here for college 。
Although people from Hong Kong and Macau are legally Chinese citizen, they do have different passport。
Sorry but this claim is not true
Here's an example of an Uygur officer:
And a Tibetan officer:
That's not true. In the history of PLA, there were many people from other countries, including USA, Canada, and India joined PLA. In fact two of the most famous WWII era military doctors were Canadian and Indian。
bd popeye 你说的不对，在解放军历史上，有很多人是来自外国的，包括美国，加拿大，印度等，实际上，(中国)抗日战争中最出名的两位军医，一个来自加拿大，一个来自印度。
Today you could see Tibetan, Mongolian, Korean and Urger soldiers in uniforms in different ranks。
Hmm...this is interesting. Where did you hear that non racially Chinese people cannot join the PLA? CCTV-7 has showed Tibetans in PLA a couple months ago and you can watch those on youtube. Some are serving in the Tibetan areas and some outside. Uyghurs have been shown also。
According to wiki, a ethnic Korean Zhao Nanqi(Cho Namgi) was a 3 star general(1988) and a former director and party secretary of the PLA so it's not like ethnic minorities can't rise to high ranks either。
Ooppss my bad Thanks for that information! I was unaware of that。
OKey, thank you for your answer everyone. I have question, and that comes now: If I would move to China, and gain citizenship of Peoples Republic of China, would it be then possible for me to join PLA?
Nope..not as far as I know. But I could be wrong...but I don't think so。
Question for you PLA. In our forum here and our sister site sinodefence.com there are hundreds and hundreds of pictuces of PLA soldiers. Thousands proabaly.。.
Since you are from Finland..May I ask are you white? That is my assumption. So if you check out photos of the PLA have you evere seen a white westerner in the uniform of the PLA? Ever??? Just asking。
Yes, I′m white western, and yes, I have never seen any white people in PLA uniform. That is the reason why I′m asking this from you。
From my observation while in China, I have noticed that,
The recruitment exercise starts with a large red banner hung up by local village or town government. At the same time local TV will broadcast the time, place, age and document requirements. (In Shenzhen, almost every town has its own TV broadcasting control)。
I only witnessed one recruitment exercise in the same village which I stayed for 7 years. I could have missed a few though. Also, may be because the PLA was cutting down its size during those years, so less recruitments。
An important documrnt is Residence Card 户口issued by Public Security Bureau. Only mainland Chinese citizens have this document, Hongkong and Macau people don't have this as they are ruled under different laws. Without this residence card, you have no way of getting in PLA. (Residence card is not ID card, fake ID cards were easy to get but not residence cards)。
Interview was in collaboration with local town government. I think they want to acertain the personal information and check for crime records, and also priority will be given to member of communist party。
I would say that's an underinformed conclusion, partially because the white/black Chinese population is relatively small, so you don't see them in photo ops very often.。.
I'd suggest you to read the latest revised Chinese law regarding military service, in Chapter 1, section 3: http://www.gov.cn/banshi/gm/content_63510.htm
It states "All Chinese citizen, regardless of ethnicity, race, occupation, family background, or degree of education, have the full right to serve in the military."
PLA did have two ethnic Russians serving as 1-star generals in the army back in the 60s:
Here's some other examples of PLA soldier of Russian descent:
Yes, as what I said above, you can join PLA if you become a Chinese citizen. If ethnically Russian Chinese can join the PLA, I'm pretty sure an ethnically Finn Chinese can do the same. Plus it's all in their consititution。
Hope this helps!
Thanks for clearing this subject up kw64.
Looks like I was wrong on several accounts. Thanks again for the correction。