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Comparisons of World Military Strengths Results

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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)
9 (of 106)
Total Population:
1,355,692,576
127,103,388
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:
2,333,000
247,173
Active Military Reserves:
2,300,000
57,900
Aircraft (All Types):
2,860
1,613
Helicopters:
908
741
Attack Helicopters:
196
122
Attack Aircraft (Fixed-Wing):
1,311
289
Fighter Aircraft:
1,066
289
Trainer Aircraft:
352
432
Transport Aircraft:
876
529
Serviceable Airports:
507
175
Tank Strength:
9,150
678
AFV Strength:
4,788
2,850
SPG Strength:
1,710
202
Towed Artillery:
6,246
500
MLRS Strength:
1,770
99
Merchant Marine Strength:
2,030
684
Major Ports / Terminals:
15
10
Fleet Strength:
673
131
Aircraft Carriers:
1
2
Submarines:
10
16
Frigates:
47
0
Destroyers:
25
43
Corvettes:
23
0
Mine Warfare Craft:
6
29
Patrol Craft:
11
6
External Debt (USD):
$863,200,000,000
$3,017,000,000,000
Annual Defense Budget (USD):
$145,000,000,000
$41,600,000,000
Reserves Foreign Exchange / Gold (USD):
$3,821,000,000,000
$1,268,000,000,000
Purchasing Power Parity:
$13,390,000,000,000
$4,729,000,000,000
Labor Force:
797,600,000
65,620,000
Oil Production (Barrels/Day):
4,372,000 bbl
133,000 bbl
Oil Consumption (Barrels/Day):
9,500,000 bbl
4,470,000 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves (Barrels/Day):
17,300,000,000 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):
22,457 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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