Chinese army launches civilian recruitment drive

The People’s Liberation Army, China’s 2.3m strong army, has begun a major drive to recruit civilians for its new general command formed last year.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016

The People’s Liberation Army, China’s 2.3m strong army, has begun a major drive to recruit civilians for its new general command formed last year. 

According to the Chinese army newspaper PLA Daily, 800 candidates have been interviewed and 300 selected for a range of roles aimed at providing electronic and cyber intelligence backup for precision missile strikes. 

As part of the recruitment process, a computer program has been developed to choose interviewers and assign questions from databases at random.

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