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Military power of Vietnam and China

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Country: Vietnam China
Capital: Hanoi Beijing
Population: 92 700 000 1 373 541 278
Area: 332 698 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 5 billion $ 228 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,4% 1,9%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 482 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 3 000 000 8 000 000
Available for military: 30 000 000 385 821 101

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Land Forces

Tanks: 1 509 9 150×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 380 4 788
Total artillery: 2 524 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 280 1 710
Rocket artillery: 1 094 1 770

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 274 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 37 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 24 567
Attack aircraft: 36 300
Helicopters: 145 1 627

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Navy

Total naval: 173 749
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 7 51
Corvettes: 23 32
Submarines: 6 73

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Military service

Vietnam

18-25 years of age for male compulsory and voluntary military service; females may volunteer for active duty military service; conscription typically takes place twice annually and service obligation is 18 months (Army, Air Defense), 2 years (Navy and Air Force); 18-45 years of age (male) or 18-40 years of age (female) for Militia Force or Self Defense Force service; males may enroll in military schools at age 17.

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.