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Military power of China and Taiwan

Country: China Taiwan
Capital: Beijing Taipei
Population: 1 373 541 278 23 519 518
Area: 9 596 961 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 260 warheads 0 warheads
More: China military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 215 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 2 300 000 290 000
Reserve personnel: 510 000 2 800 000
Available for military: 385 821 101 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 9 150 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 788 2 050
Total artillery: 9 726 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 510
Rocket artillery: 1 770 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 3 729 787
Fighter aircraft: 1 199 125
Multirole aircraf: 567 190
Attack aircraft: 300 0
Helicopters: 1 627 250

Navy

Total naval: 749 67
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 32 4
Frigates: 51 20
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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.