The winter conscription is scheduled to be in full swing from November 1, 2012.
Previously, the State Council and the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China （PRC）jointly issued the 2012 winter conscription order to deploy nationwide conscription, and the Conscription Office of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the PRC explained related policies and regulations.
According to a person in charge with the Conscription Office of the MND, the government has publicized a number of incentives in recent years, so as to encourage college graduates to join the army. After their enrollment in the army, soldiers with college education background will have priority in being recommended for admission to higher level schools as well as being promoted to non-commissioned officers and officers on equal terms.
Demobilized soldiers with college education background will also get retired pay and receive free vocational education and skill training. They will get awarded marks if they sign up for the recruitment of judicial and public security officers, the graduate entrance examination and the examination for students upgrading from junior colleges to universities. Their active service in the army will be considered as grassroots work experience if they apply for civil servants and public institutions.
It is learnt that the online pre-registration platform for young people of conscription age of the MND (http://zbbm.chsi.com.cn) has been opened for entries.
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