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Military power of China and Japan

Country: China Japan
Capital: Beijing Tokyo
Population: 1 373 541 278 126 880 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Japan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 510 000 56 100
Available for military: 385 821 101 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 905
Total artillery: 9 726 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 226
Rocket artillery: 1 770 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 154
Multirole aircraf: 567 134
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 719

Navy

Total naval: 749 129
Aircraftcarriers: 1 4
Destroyers: 32 38
Frigates: 51 0
Corvettes: 32 6
Submarines: 73 17

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.

Japan

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.