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Chinese Armed forces

China
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
1 373 541 278
215 billion $
2 300 000
260 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Beijing
Area: 9 596 961 km2
Population: 1 373 541 278
Etnic groups: Han Chinese 91.6%, Zhuang 1.3%, other 7.1%
Religions: Buddhist 18.2%, Christian 5.1%, Muslim 1.8%, folk religion 21.9%, Hindu < .1%, Jewish < .1%, other 0.7% unaffiliated 52.2%

Military branches

(People's Liberation Army - 中国人民解放军 ) Ground Forces, Navy (PLAN; includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun, PLAAF; includes Airborne Forces), and Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (Renmin Wuzhuang Jingcha Budui, PAP); PLA Reserve Force.

Military service

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.

Military expenditures

Military budget
215 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
1,9

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
2 300 000

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
510 000

% of the highest value in the world (South Korea)

Available
385 821 101

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
9 150

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
4 788

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
9 726

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
1 710

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
1 770

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-Type 88500
-Type 79300
-Type 69300
-Type 63800

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Type 89-
-Type 90-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-Type 89-
-Type 07-
-Type 89-

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-SY400-
-SY300-
-WS-1-
-WS-2-
-WS-3-

Air Forces

Total aircraft
3 729

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
1 199

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
567

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
300

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
1 627

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Shenyang J-8240

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Shenyang J-1624

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Nanchang Q-5160

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Changhe Z-1145
-Changhe Z-8/SA321108
-Kamov Ka-319
-Kamov Ka-2819
-AS332 Super Puma6
-Eurocopter AS35053
-Eurocopter EC120 Colibri93
-Harbin Z-9322
-Mil Mi-264
-Aérospatiale Gazelle8
-Sikorsky S-7020
-Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon42
-Changhe Z-185
-Kamov Ka-2819
-Kamov Ka-319

Navy

Total naval
749

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
32

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
51

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
32

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
73

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Type 051C2
-Type 052B2
-Type 0516
-Type 051B1
-Type 0522

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
-Type 0542
-Type 053H2G1
-Type 05313

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Type 0921
-Type 0951
-Type 0936
-Type 03913
-Kilo12
-Type 03517
-Type 0321