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If you're ugly, short or rude, your career prospects in the Chinese navy don't look like plain sailing.
Officials say anyone joining the service in 2006 must be good-looking, tall and polite.
Manners and looks matter because navy vessels often visit other countries and host reciprocal visits, a spokesman has told the official Xinhua news agency.
Candidates will also be tested on their professional knowledge and physical and psychological stamina, he says.
Minimum height requirements will be 1.7m for men and 1.65m for women. In recent years China has increased its participation in naval exercises with other countries.
In The AF you need to have a decent height or your feet ain't going to reach the rudder peddals!!!
But by decent I mean above 5 feet.