Chapter 3 of the Common Program


On August 1, 1927 the army of the communist party is founded. It is called “Red Army of Workers and Peasants of the Chinese Communist Party” and is formed to fight against the government of the GMD. The army recruited his soldiers from peasant and labourers but
"… very few people were politically “pure” in the sense of having perfect class background (poor peasants, worker etc.) and an unblemished record of meritorious, selfless service to the cause. This was true of the CCP110 and the PLA, which could not afford to be extremely selective in its recruitment by excluding everyone who did not have poor peasant or proletarian background, especially during the civil war when entire Nationalist units switched sides. As a result, the PLA that emerged from the civil war in 1949 was a hodgepodge of individuals with a variety of class and social backgrounds, and so were its veterans."
Diamant Neil J. (2006). The Stubborn Myth of `Rising Patriotism' in Modern China. (Working paper 2), East Asia Institute. Seoul. Page 23

  • Commemorative stamps Chinese Army


Article 20 describes the reorganization of the PLA after 1949 and its recruitment.
Article 21 deals with the political work inside the army.
Article 22 emphasis the importance of modernization of the army and describes the beginning of China as a nuclear power.
Article 23 states the changing role of the militia after 1949.
Article 24 describes the economic role of the PLA during peace time.
Article 25 covers the measures taken to improve the lives of dependents killed or wounded soldiers.


Literature....

1. Diamant Neil J. (2006). The Stubborn Myth of `Rising Patriotism' in Modern China. (Working paper 2), East Asia Institute. Seoul. Page 23 Back

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