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Comparison of China and Taiwan Military Strengths (2023)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of China and Taiwan for the year 2023.



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: 0.0722
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 3 of 145)
Taiwan
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PwrIndx: 0.3639
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 23 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,410,539,758
(Diff: 1,386,959,046)
Total Population (Rnk 57)
23,580,712
(Diff: -1,386,959,046)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
761,691,469
(Diff: 749,429,499)
Available Manpower (Rnk 49)
12,261,970
(Diff: -749,429,499)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
624,869,113
(Diff: 623,807,981)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 129)
1,061,132
(Diff: -623,807,981)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,747,557
(Diff: 19,441,008)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 65)
306,549
(Diff: -19,441,008)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,000,000
(Diff: 1,830,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 31)
170,000
(Diff: -1,830,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 8)
510,000
(Diff: -990,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 1)
1,500,000
(Diff: 990,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 5)
625,000
(Diff: 613,500)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 44)
11,500
(Diff: -613,500)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$230,000,000,000
(Diff: $211,690,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 20)
$18,310,000,000
(Diff: $-211,690,000,000)
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)
$3,236,000,000,000
(Diff: $2,779,300,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 5)
$456,700,000,000
(Diff: $-2,779,300,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$23,009,780,000,000
(Diff: $21,864,503,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 22)
$1,145,277,000,000
(Diff: $-21,864,503,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,284
(Diff: 2,547)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 14)
737
(Diff: -2,547)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,199
(Diff: 914)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 8)
285
(Diff: -914)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: 371)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -371)
Transports (Rnk 3)
288
(Diff: 269)
Transports (Rnk 32)
19
(Diff: -269)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
397
(Diff: 190)
Trainers (Rnk 12)
207
(Diff: -190)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
112
(Diff: 93)
Special-Mission (Rnk 17)
19
(Diff: -93)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 10)
4
(Diff: 4)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -4)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
913
(Diff: 706)
Helicopters (Rnk 20)
207
(Diff: -706)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
281
(Diff: 190)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 8)
91
(Diff: -190)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 4)
4,950
(Diff: 3,938)
Tank Strength (Rnk 22)
1,012
(Diff: -3,938)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
174,300
(Diff: 133,384)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 23)
40,916
(Diff: -133,384)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 4)
2,795
(Diff: 2,523)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 22)
272
(Diff: -2,523)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 12)
1,434
(Diff: -326)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 11)
1,760
(Diff: 326)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 2)
3,145
(Diff: 3,030)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 35)
115
(Diff: -3,030)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
730
(Diff: 613)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 27)
117
(Diff: -613)
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 1)
78
(Diff: 74)
Submarines (Rnk 17)
4
(Diff: -74)
Destroyers (Rnk 2)
50
(Diff: 46)
Destroyers (Rnk 10)
4
(Diff: -46)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
43
(Diff: 21)
Frigates (Rnk 2)
22
(Diff: -21)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
72
(Diff: 70)
Corvettes (Rnk 13)
2
(Diff: -70)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 4)
150
(Diff: 107)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 20)
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)
6,662
(Diff: 6,233)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 37)
429
(Diff: -6,233)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 16)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 15)
6
(Diff: -16)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
774,710,000
(Diff: 763,210,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 47)
11,500,000
(Diff: -763,210,000)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
4,960,600km
(Diff: 4,917,394km)
Roadways (Rnk 87)
43,206km
(Diff: -4,917,394km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
131,000km
(Diff: 129,387km)
Roadways (Rnk 82)
1,613km
(Diff: -129,387km)


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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 112)
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 106)
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)
9,596,961km
(Diff: 9,560,981km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 128)
35,980km
(Diff: -9,560,981km)
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 1)
110,000km
(Diff: 106,280km)
Waterways (Rnk 29)
3,720km
(Diff: -106,280km)




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