Husband and wife officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pause on their climb up Mount Huang, Anhui Province. The PLA, numbering more than three million members, is one of the largest military forces in the world. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the ground, air, naval, and strategic forces of the Communist Chinese military. The PLA has been instrumental in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)