Chinese Army stresses recruit quality over quantity

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Military recruitment is in full swing across China. This year, the Ministry of National Defense is focusing on people with a high school diploma and above. But not all graduates see the military as a viable career. CCTV reporter Han Bin was given special access to a recruitment post in Tianjin. There he found that despite preferential policies, recruiting the best candidates remains a challenge.CCTV’s Han Bin filed the story.

Chinese Army stresses recruit quality over quantity

Military recruitment is in full swing across China. This year, the Ministry of National Defense is focusing on people with a high school diploma and above. But not all graduates see the military as a viable career. CCTV reporter Han Bin was given special access to a recruitment post in Tianjin. There he found that despite preferential policies, recruiting the best candidates remains a challenge. CCTV's Han Bin filed the story.

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  • Military officials have confirmed that the army has created a package of preferential policies to attract well-educated recruits. And that includes further relaxing physical standards.