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China's Military

A US-China Today uschina.usc.edu CHINA’S CO00009 MILITARY 2010 MILITARY DEFENSE BUDGET IN US DOLLARS U.S. CHINA U.K. JAPAN RUSSIA INDIA BRAZIL TAIWAN EGYPT N. KOREA $692.8 billion $76.4 billion $56.5 billion $52.8 billion $41.4 billion $38.4 billion $34.7 billion $9.3 billion $6.2 billion $44 billion (2009) In March of 2011, Beijing announced a 12.7% increase in 24 its military budget to approximately $91.5 billion DEFENSE BUDGET AS PERCENTAGE OF GDP 2010-11 ===== ===== === ====== : 4.7% 1.3% 2.5% 1% 2.8% U.S. CHINA U.K. JAPAN RUSSIA 2.5% 1.7% 2.8% 2.9% 25% INDIA BRAZIL TAIWAN EGYPT N. KOREA At 1.3 billion people, China spends an annual $60 on their defense budget per capita. At 1/4 China's population, the U.S. spends 40 times more at $2,300. ACTIVE MANPOWER = 100,000 CHINA ARRRKK RRRKK 2,285,500 U.S. 1,563,966 INDIA KRKKRRKKKKRKK 1,325,000 N. KOREA KKKKRKRKKRRK 1,190,000 RUSSIA KKKKKKRRKR 1,046,000 TAIWAN KKK 290,000 BRANCH COMPARISON: CHINA vs THE U.S. === == ===== ===== KKKRRKKRK KRKRKKK 000'00'! YYYY. ARMY 662,232 KRK 255,00 KRK 35,822 NAVY KKR 33000 KRK AIR FORCE 334,342 AKKRKKRR 760,000 OTHERS 247,859 NAVAL FORCE ; ニニニ = ニ == === WORLD AIRCRAFT CARRIERS NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES U.S. TOTAL IN SERVICE =11 CHINA U.S. TOTAL = 57 TOTAL IN SERVICE =1 CHINA TOTAL = 6 As of June 2011, the U.S. operates 11 of the total 20 active aircraft carriers in the world, with 1 in reserve and 3 under construction. NUCLEAR CAPABILITY OF THE WORLD OTHER RUSSIA U.S. (CHINA, U.K., ISRAEL, PAKISTAN, INDIA, N.KOREA) 11,000 TOTAL WARHEADS 8,500 TOTAL WARHEADS 1,000 TOTAL WARHEADS MILITARY BALANCE IN TAIWAN STRAIT PRC FORCES IN TAIWAN STRAIT AREA TAIWAN ACTIVE PERSONNEL: DESTROYERS + FRIGATES DESTROYERS + FRIGATES SUBMARINES ACTIVE PERSONNEL! SUBMARINES 400,000 60 66 130,000 26 Co0000 FIGHTERS + BOMBERS FIGHTERS + TANKS TANKS _BOMBERS 490 3100 608 1100 China has an estimated 1,500 missiles pointed at Taiwan SOURCES USC US-China Institute U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Department of State International Institute for Strategic Studies Xinhua News Agency CIA World Factbook 南 china.usc.edu Created By: Amanda Chan Research: Owen Wang

China's Military

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A visual comparison of the People's Liberation Army and world militaries, including the balance in the Taiwan Strait.

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