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Comparison of Taiwan and China Military Strengths (2021)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of Taiwan and China for the year 2021.



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COUNTRIES
Taiwan
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PwrIndx: 0.4154*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 22 of 140
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0854*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 3 of 140
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 55)
23,603,049
(Diff: -1,370,412,928)
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,394,015,977
(Diff: 1,370,412,928)
Available Manpower (Rnk 50)
12,273,585
(Diff: -740,495,043)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
752,768,628
(Diff: 740,495,043)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 125)
1,064,340
(Diff: -616,205,935)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
617,270,275
(Diff: 616,205,935)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 66)
301,930
(Diff: -19,450,719)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,752,649
(Diff: 19,450,719)
Active Personnel (Rnk 31)
165,000
(Diff: -2,020,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,185,000
(Diff: 2,020,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 3)
1,655,000
(Diff: 1,145,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 11)
510,000
(Diff: -1,145,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 46)
11,500
(Diff: -648,500)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 8)
660,000
(Diff: 648,500)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 22)
$13,000,000,000
(Diff: $-165,200,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$178,200,000,000
(Diff: $165,200,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 36)
$181,900,000,000
(Diff: $-1,416,100,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 13)
$1,598,000,000,000
(Diff: $1,416,100,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 5)
$456,700,000,000
(Diff: $-2,779,300,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 1)
$3,236,000,000,000
(Diff: $2,779,300,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 22)
$1,213,500,000,000
(Diff: $-24,186,500,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$25,400,000,000,000
(Diff: $24,186,500,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 14)
739
(Diff: -2,521)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,260
(Diff: 2,521)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 8)
288
(Diff: -912)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,200
(Diff: 912)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -371)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: 371)
Transports (Rnk 36)
19
(Diff: -245)
Transports (Rnk 3)
264
(Diff: 245)
Trainers (Rnk 12)
205
(Diff: -200)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
405
(Diff: 200)
Special-Mission (Rnk 15)
19
(Diff: -96)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
115
(Diff: 96)
Helicopters (Rnk 20)
208
(Diff: -694)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
902
(Diff: 694)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 7)
91
(Diff: -236)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
327
(Diff: 236)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 20)
1,160
(Diff: -2,045)
Tank Strength (Rnk 8)
3,205
(Diff: 2,045)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 11)
8,750
(Diff: -26,250)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
35,000
(Diff: 26,250)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 22)
257
(Diff: -1,713)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 3)
1,970
(Diff: 1,713)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 14)
1,160
(Diff: -74)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 12)
1,234
(Diff: 74)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 29)
115
(Diff: -2,135)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 3)
2,250
(Diff: 2,135)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 22)
117
(Diff: -660)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
777
(Diff: 660)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -2)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 2)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 16)
4
(Diff: -75)
Submarines (Rnk 1)
79
(Diff: 75)
Destroyers (Rnk 9)
4
(Diff: -46)
Destroyers (Rnk 3)
50
(Diff: 46)
Frigates (Rnk 2)
22
(Diff: -24)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
46
(Diff: 24)
Corvettes (Rnk 16)
1
(Diff: -71)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
72
(Diff: 71)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 21)
43
(Diff: -80)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 7)
123
(Diff: 80)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 10)
10
(Diff: -26)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 2)
36
(Diff: 26)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 85)
37
(Diff: -470)
Airports (Rnk 12)
507
(Diff: 470)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 35)
389
(Diff: -5,205)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 3)
5,594
(Diff: 5,205)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 15)
6
(Diff: -16)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: 16)
Labor Force (Rnk 47)
11,498,000
(Diff: -763,212,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
774,710,000
(Diff: 763,212,000)
Roadways (Rnk 84)
41,475km
(Diff: -3,819,325km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
3,860,800km
(Diff: 3,819,325km)
Roadways (Rnk 80)
1,580km
(Diff: -84,420km)
Roadways (Rnk 3)
86,000km
(Diff: 84,420km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 69)
200bbl
(Diff: -3,774,800bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 7)
3,775,000bbl
(Diff: 3,774,800bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 16)
1,032,000bbl
(Diff: -12,468,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 2)
13,500,000bbl
(Diff: 12,468,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 82)
2,380,000bbl
(Diff: -25,627,620,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 13)
25,630,000,000bbl
(Diff: 25,627,620,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 125)
35,980km
(Diff: -9,560,981km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 4)
9,596,961km
(Diff: 9,560,981km)
Shared Border
NONE: ISLAND
(Diff: -22,457km)
Shared Border (Rnk 1)
22,457km
(Diff: 22,457km)
Coastline (Rnk 56)
1,566km
(Diff: -12,934km)
Coastline (Rnk 10)
14,500km
(Diff: 12,934km)
Waterways (Rnk 30)
3,720km
(Diff: -106,280km)
Waterways (Rnk 1)
110,000km
(Diff: 106,280km)


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