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Country: China (CN) Canada (CA)
Capital: Beijing Ottawa
Population: 1,444,390,177 38,048,738
Area: 9,596,961 km2 9,984,670 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 22.8 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.7% 1.4%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2,185,000 67,492
Reserve personnel: 8,000,000 36,381
Available for military: 385,821,101 8,031,266

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 5,750 146
Armoured fighting vehicles: 14,130 3,148
Total artillery: 7,094 161
Self-propelled artillery: 2,720 0
Rocket artillery: 3,140 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,630 405
Fighter aircraft: 1,049 0
Multirole aircraf: 1,130 103
Attack aircraft: 120 0
Helicopters: 1,355 165
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 742 62
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 54 12
Corvettes: 73 0
Submarines: 74 4

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Nuclear weapons

China

The last of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT, which at this moment possesses approximately 280 nuclear warheads in total. Nevertheless, the number of deployed bombs is unknown. The first test that occurred to be successful occurred in 1964. The main goal of Chinese was to build a deterrent against two major nuclear powers, namely The United States as well as The Soviet Union. The nation decided to choose dried lake for the nuclear site, Lop Nur. Although China developed and tested its first atomic device only in 1964, they managed to test their first hydrogen bomb only 32 months later. As a result, they can boast with the shortest period between developing fission and fusion technology.

China managed to conduct 45 tests of nuclear weapons. Still, the data regarding the stockpile of accumulated warheads is uncertain. The same thing concerns the number of deployed warheads. It is all due to the limited information that the country provides. We should also bear in mind that they are the only country out of five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT that does not give a positive security assurance.

Canada

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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