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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/18/2014

Military power comparison results for China vs. Japan.

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Picture of China
Picture of Japan
RESULTS
Country:
China
Japan
GFP Rank:
3 (of 106)
10 (of 106)
Total Population:
1,349,585,838
127,253,075
Manpower Available:
749,610,775
53,608,446
Fit-for-Service:
618,588,627
43,930,753
Reaching Military Age Annually:
19,538,534
1,214,618
Active Military Personnel:
2,285,000
247,746
Active Military Reserves:
2,300,000
57,900
Aircraft (All Types):
2,788
1,595
Helicopters:
856
671
Attack Helicopters:
122
175
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
885
292
Fighter Aircraft:
1,170
292
Trainer Aircraft:
380
423
Transport Aircraft:
762
494
Serviceable Airports:
507
175
Tank Strength:
9,150
767
AFV Strength:
4,788
3,057
SPG Strength:
1,710
196
Towed Artillery:
6,246
492
MLRS Strength:
1,770
99
Merchant Marine Strength:
2,030
684
Major Ports / Terminals:
15
10
Fleet Strength:
520
131
Aircraft Carriers:
1
1
Submarines:
69
16
Frigates:
45
0
Destroyers:
24
45
Corvettes:
9
0
Mine Warfare Craft:
119
29
Patrol Craft:
353
6
External Debt (USD):
$728,900,000,000
$3,024,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$126,000,000,000
$49,100,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$3,341,000,000,000
$1,268,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$12,260,000,000,000
$4,576,000,000,000
Labor Force:
798,500,000
65,550,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
4,075,000 bbl
133,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
9,500,000 bbl
4,455,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
25,580,000,000 bbl
44,120,000 bbl
Roadway Coverage (km):
3,860,800 km
1,210,251 km
Railway Coverage (km):
86,000 km
27,182 km
Waterway Coverage (km):
110,000 km
1,770 km
Coastline Coverage (km):
14,500 km
29,751 km
Shared Borders (km):
22,117 km
0 km
Square Land Area (km):
9,596,961 km
377,915 km

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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