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Military power of China & United Kingdom

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Country: China (CN) United Kingdom (GB)
Capital: Beijing London
Population: 1 373 541 278 65 110 000
Area: 9 596 961 km2 242 495 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 228 billion $ 58,6 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,9% 2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 2 300 000 156 940
Reserve personnel: 8 000 000 75 110
Available for military: 385 821 101 14 856 917

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 7 760 407
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 000 4 673
Total artillery: 9 726 532
Self-propelled artillery: 1 710 117
Rocket artillery: 1 770 50

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 182 888
Fighter aircraft: 1 150 141
Multirole aircraf: 629 91
Attack aircraft: 270 0
Helicopters: 1 170 386

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 780 76
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 36 6
Frigates: 54 13
Corvettes: 42 0
Submarines: 76 11

Total naval

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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.

United Kingdom

16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens.