How Much Does it Cost to ‘Pass’ the Entrance Test for China’s Army?

Why do they even bother having a test if you really just need to pay to enter China’s army? (RivardFlickr)
Why do they even bother having a test if you really just need to pay to enter China’s army? (RivardFlickr)

To enter the world’s largest army—which happens to be in China and has limited spots available—there are tests to pass. However, you can bypass the tests if your parents pay to guarantee you a spot during the enlistment season.

How much? Well, quotes of around $USD16,000 are flying around, but it really depends on your “connections” a.k.a. guanxi in Chinese. To find out your price, you need to call the recruitment office and they’ll tell you the current price tag, as well as what the price is for you personally, and that could be, well, just about anything.

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