Field Guide: The Culture of the Chinese People's Liberation Army
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The Peoples Liberation Army PLA is the worlds largest standing army it protects the worlds fastest-rising economic power. In recent years Americans have gained a much greater understanding of the PLAs equipment and capabilities. However, knowledge of the values, beliefs, and essential cultural features that influence the way PLA members behave, interact, and make decisions is much less widespread. This guide is aimed at U.S. personnel who will interact with Chinese military personnel but have limited knowledge about China or the PLA. It is intended to help readers better understand why PLA members act as they do and how the PLA differs from the U.S. military.
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