Friday, July 20, 2007

China Stamp: 2007-21

China Stamp
Name: The 80th Anniv. of the Founding of People's Liberation Army
Number: 2007-21J
Issue date: 2007 August 1st

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the military of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is the largest standing army in the world and includes naval, air, and strategic nuclear forces. The PLA was established on August 1, 1927, as the military arm of the Communist Party of China, and was named the Red Army until June 1946. The People's Liberation Army's insignia consists of a roundel with a red star bearing the Chinese characters for "Eight One" referring to August 1, the date of the 1927 Nanchang Uprising.

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