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Hong Kong:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
no regular indigenous military forces; Hong Kong garrison of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) includes elements of the PLA Ground Forces, PLA Navy, and PLA Air Force; these forces are under the direct leadership of the Central Military Commission in Beijing and under administrative control of the adjacent Guangzhou Military Region (2007)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,772,820
females age 16-49: 1,941,448 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,438,165
females age 16-49: 1,561,252 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 42,173
females age 16-49: 38,753 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Military - note
Definition
defense is the responsibility of China
Disputes - international
Definition
none
Illicit drugs
Definition
despite strenuous law enforcement efforts, faces difficult challenges in controlling transit of heroin and methamphetamine to regional and world markets; modern banking system provides conduit for money laundering; rising indigenous use of synthetic drugs, especially among young people


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