This section provides an overview of the recruitment, selection and training of the various elite and special forces within the Chinese Armed Forces – generally known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). It also provides an overview of the units that support these special forces.

An Overview of Chinese Elite & Special Forces
PLA Army Special Operations Forces PLA Navy Special Operations Forces
PLA Air Force Special Operations Forces PLA Rocket Force Special Operations Forces
 People’s Armed Police (PAP) Special Operations Forces
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