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Military power of France and China

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Country: France China
Capital: Paris Beijing
Population: 67 013 000 1 373 541 278
Area: 640 679 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 228 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1,9%

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Manpower

Active personnel: 203 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 68 000 8 000 000
Available for military: 14 563 662 385 821 101

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Land Forces

Tanks: 406 7 760×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 6 000
Total artillery: 448 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 330 1 710
Rocket artillery: 13 1 770

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Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 076 4 182
Fighter aircraft: 38 1 150
Multirole aircraf: 150 629
Attack aircraft: 89 270
Helicopters: 512 1 170

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Navy

Total naval: 109 780
Aircraftcarriers: 4 2
Destroyers: 10 36
Frigates: 11 54
Corvettes: 0 42
Submarines: 10 76

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Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

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.