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Looking back at the parlous state of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the early 1980s, Liu Huaqing, its former commander, wrote, "All areas [of the navy] required significant strengthening, but I believed the key was developing capable personnel." Indeed, during Admiral Liu's tenure (1982-88), the PLAN embarked on a major effort to improve the quality of its officers and enlisted personnel an effort that continues to this day.
China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
China Maritime Studies, China, recruitment, education, training
Allen, Kenneth and Clemens, Morgan, "The Recruitment, Education, and Training of PLA Navy Personnel" (2014). CMSI Red Books, Study No. 12.