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Country: China (CN) Philippines (PH)
Capital: Beijing Manila
Population: 1,444,390,177 106,651,394
Area: 9,596,961 km2 300,000 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 252 billion $ 4.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.7% 1.2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2,185,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 8,000,000 770,000
Available for military: 385,821,101 25,614,135

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 5,750 0
Armoured fighting vehicles: 14,130 672
Total artillery: 7,094 323
Self-propelled artillery: 2,720 0
Rocket artillery: 3,140 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,630 219
Fighter aircraft: 1,049 12
Multirole aircraf: 1,130 0
Attack aircraft: 120 8
Helicopters: 1,355 127
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 742 129
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 54 3
Corvettes: 73 10
Submarines: 74 0

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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.

Philippines

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.

Philippines

17-23 years of age (officers 20-24) for voluntary military service; no conscription; applicants must be single male or female Philippine citizens with either 72 college credit hours (enlisted) or a baccalaureate degree (officers).