Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

July 24, 2017
Editor: Alice Shang

Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

Members of the female honor guard from the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) naval, air and land forces have attended several key events in recent years, proudly representing their country's soldiers.

Women were made part of the honor guard for the first time in 2014. They are even trained to apply make-up within 10 minutes, and do their hair in a bun at a strict length, width and height every time.

Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

China's V-day Parade

The female PLA honor guards took part in China's parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the end of the World Anti-fascist War on September 3, 2015.

The 51 participants had an average height of 178 centimeters and an average age of 20. Some 88 percent of them held a bachelor degree or higher.

Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

Female Honor Guards: Representing China at Home, Abroad

 

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