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Military power of Canada and China

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Country: Canada China
Capital: Ottawa Beijing
Population: 35 151 728 1 373 541 278
Area: 9 984 670 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 15,5 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1,9%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 68 250 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 119 000 510 000
Available for military: 8 031 266 385 821 101

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Land Forces

Tanks: 146 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3 148 4 788
Total artillery: 161 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 405 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 0 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 103 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 165 1 627

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Navy

Total naval: 62 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 12 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 4 73

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Military service

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

China

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.