I've been looking at an Article from Business Insider with the title "If you leave the Chinese military, the government can make your life a living hell" which states
The official news website of China’s People’s Liberation Army recently posted a story about a new recruit who was penalized for quitting the military. According to the report, the new recruit was then hit with eight punishments ranging from a two-year ban on travel to more than $7,000 in fines and reimbursements. Here all eight of the punishments:
"A two-year ban on foreign and domestic travel, buying real estate, going to college, and starting a business. A lifetime ban on working for the government, even as a temporary staffer. This is a big deal since China’s communist government means that many jobs are government jobs. His military status will be changed to „rejection of military service.“ A $4,000 fine for leaving the military, in addition to paying back the government for the costs they incurred taking him on as a soldier and housing him, which amounts to $3,750. A cancellation of his preferential treatment as a serviceman. A public shaming via TV, newspaper, and social media reports."
Why is leaving the Chinese Army punishable in Chinese society and which law enforces such actions and when is one allowed to leave the Army? You can't stay in the military forever!