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Military power of Taiwan & China

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Taiwan vs China

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Country: Taiwan (TW) China (CN)
Capital: Taipei Beijing
Population: 23 519 518 1 373 541 278
Area: 36 193 km2 9 596 961 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 228 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 1,9%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 290 000 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 2 800 000 8 000 000
Available for military: 5 883 828 385 821 101

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1 280 7 760
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 6 000
Total artillery: 1 785 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 510 1 710
Rocket artillery: 115 1 770

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 787 4 182
Fighter aircraft: 125 1 150
Multirole aircraf: 190 629
Attack aircraft: 0 270
Helicopters: 250 1 170

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Navy

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Total naval: 67 780
Aircraftcarriers: 0 2
Destroyers: 4 36
Frigates: 20 54
Corvettes: 0 42
Submarines: 4 76

Total naval

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Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

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.