Military to recruit twice a year

  • China
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

BEIJING: China will change its military conscription from once a year to twice a year, starting from 2020, according to a teleconference statement on recruitment in Beijing.

Recruitment for the first half of the year will run from mid-February to the end of March, and the recruitment for the second half will run from mid-August to the end of September.

Retirement for military personnel, therefore, will also change to twice a year, the statement said.

Conscripts shall serve in active service for two years, according to the country’s Military Service Law.

Yesterday’s statement stressed that a total number of recruits will remain stable.

The standards, procedures and relevant policies of the recruitment remain unchanged, and the focus will still be on college students, said the statement. — Xinhua

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