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Comparison of China and Taiwan Military Strengths (2024)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of China and Taiwan for the year 2024.



The selected countries for comparison, China and Taiwan, are displayed below in side-by-side format. The Primary selection is displayed in Blue while the Secondary selection is displayed in Red. Go back to compare two other military powers.

The side-by-side comparison provides a theoretical look at war footing between two potential (or active) military rivals.
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COUNTRIES
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0706
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 3 of 145)
Taiwan
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PwrIndx: 0.3302
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 24 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,413,142,846
(Diff: 1,389,554,233)
Total Population (Rnk 57)
23,588,613
(Diff: -1,389,554,233)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
763,097,137
(Diff: 750,831,058)
Available Manpower (Rnk 49)
12,266,079
(Diff: -750,831,058)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
626,022,281
(Diff: 624,960,793)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 129)
1,061,488
(Diff: -624,960,793)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,784,000
(Diff: 19,477,348)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 66)
306,652
(Diff: -19,477,348)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,035,000
(Diff: 1,820,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 23)
215,000
(Diff: -1,820,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 14)
510,000
(Diff: -1,800,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 3)
2,310,000
(Diff: 1,800,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 4)
625,000
(Diff: 570,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 21)
55,000
(Diff: -570,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$227,000,000,000
(Diff: $207,900,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 23)
$19,100,000,000
(Diff: $-207,900,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 105)
$2,027,950,000,000
(Diff: $1,837,950,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 81)
$190,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,837,950,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 1)
$3,428,000,000,000
(Diff: $2,980,150,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 9)
$447,850,000,000
(Diff: $-2,980,150,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$24,861,000,000,000
(Diff: $23,718,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 24)
$1,143,000,000,000
(Diff: $-23,718,000,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,304
(Diff: 2,554)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 14)
750
(Diff: -2,554)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,207
(Diff: 921)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 8)
286
(Diff: -921)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: 371)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -371)
Transports (Rnk 3)
289
(Diff: 270)
Transports (Rnk 34)
19
(Diff: -270)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
402
(Diff: 182)
Trainers (Rnk 10)
220
(Diff: -182)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
112
(Diff: 94)
Special-Mission (Rnk 19)
18
(Diff: -94)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 7)
10
(Diff: 10)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -10)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
913
(Diff: 677)
Helicopters (Rnk 19)
236
(Diff: -677)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
281
(Diff: 190)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 8)
91
(Diff: -190)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 4)
5,000
(Diff: 3,990)
Tank Strength (Rnk 21)
1,010
(Diff: -3,990)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
174,300
(Diff: 154,432)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 26)
19,868
(Diff: -154,432)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 3)
3,850
(Diff: 3,550)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 17)
300
(Diff: -3,550)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 13)
1,434
(Diff: 314)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 15)
1,120
(Diff: -314)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 1)
3,180
(Diff: 2,957)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 22)
223
(Diff: -2,957)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 2)
730
(Diff: 637)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 40)
93
(Diff: -637)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 2)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -2)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 3)
3
(Diff: 3)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -3)
Submarines (Rnk 3)
61
(Diff: 57)
Submarines (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -57)
Destroyers (Rnk 2)
49
(Diff: 45)
Destroyers (Rnk 10)
4
(Diff: -45)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
42
(Diff: 20)
Frigates (Rnk 2)
22
(Diff: -20)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
72
(Diff: 70)
Corvettes (Rnk 15)
2
(Diff: -70)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 5)
150
(Diff: 107)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 24)
43
(Diff: -107)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 2)
36
(Diff: 22)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 8)
14
(Diff: -22)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 12)
507
(Diff: 470)
Airports (Rnk 88)
37
(Diff: -470)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 3)
7,362
(Diff: 6,912)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 37)
450
(Diff: -6,912)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 16)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 15)
6
(Diff: -16)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
791,383,000
(Diff: 779,885,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 51)
11,498,000
(Diff: -779,885,000)
Roadways (Rnk 3)
5,200,000km
(Diff: 5,156,794km)
Roadways (Rnk 86)
43,206km
(Diff: -5,156,794km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
150,000km
(Diff: 148,387km)
Roadways (Rnk 80)
1,613km
(Diff: -148,387km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 5)
4,715,000bbl
(Diff: 4,714,200bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 85)
800bbl
(Diff: -4,714,200bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 113)
14,010,000bbl
(Diff: 13,010,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 94)
1,000,000bbl
(Diff: -13,010,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 13)
26,022,600,000bbl
(Diff: 26,020,200,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 78)
2,400,000bbl
(Diff: -26,020,200,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 4)
179,317,495,000bbl
(Diff: 179,166,906,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 72)
150,589,000bbl
(Diff: -179,166,906,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 107)
306,576,649,000bbl
(Diff: 284,574,156,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 73)
22,002,493,000bbl
(Diff: -284,574,156,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 7)
6,654,250,000,000bbl
(Diff: 6,648,020,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 78)
6,230,000,000bbl
(Diff: -6,648,020,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 1)
4,314,681,000bbl
(Diff: 4,308,726,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 34)
5,955,000bbl
(Diff: -4,308,726,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 115)
4,506,387,000bbl
(Diff: 4,438,402,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 101)
67,985,000bbl
(Diff: -4,438,402,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 4)
141,595,000,000bbl
(Diff: 141,594,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 77)
1,000,000bbl
(Diff: -141,594,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 4)
9,596,960km
(Diff: 9,560,980km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 128)
35,980km
(Diff: -9,560,980km)
Shared Border (Rnk 134)
22,457km
(Diff: 22,457km)
Shared Border
NONE: ISLAND
(Diff: -22,457km)
Coastline (Rnk 98)
14,500km
(Diff: 12,934km)
Coastline (Rnk 51)
1,566km
(Diff: -12,934km)
Waterways (Rnk 6)
27,700km
(Diff: 27,700km)
Waterways (Rnk 145)
0km
(Diff: -27,700km)


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