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Military power of China and Canada

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

Military expenditures

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

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

Land Forces

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

Air Forces

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

Navy

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

Military service

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.

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