Warpower: China



The WARPOWER series of sites take a unique, 'by-the-numbers', quick-reference approach to the current (2024) military capabilities of China. China is a formidable military power on the rise, broadening capabilities made possible by a growing indigeonous industrial base. This site details the inventory counts representing total available fleet power of air, land, and sea assets for the country as it strives to become evermore independent of foreign military solutions and technology.

Military Service Branches



The fighting forces of China are collectively managed under the People's Liberation Army banner and encompasses five major branches of service: the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), the People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF), the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), and the People's Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF). The defense force was founded on August 1st, 1927.
Chinese Airpower
J10 fighter
Chinese Land Power
ZTZ96 tank
Chinese Manpower
Chinese soldiers on exercise
Chinese Naval Power
Liaoning carrier
Chinese Military Ranks
Chinese officers in salute

At-a-Glance



Global Rank
2
Russian national flag
RUS
3
Chinese national flag
CHI
4
Indian national flag
IND
Regional Rank
1
Russian national flag
RUS
2
Chinese national flag
CHI
3
Indian national flag
IND
Equipment
Modern Cold War
Key Qualities

'Million Man' Army
Local Industrial Capability
Force Balance
Global Power / Influence
Material Suppliers
Chinese national flag French national flag Russia national flag American national flag Italian national flag Canadian national flag

Primary and Secondary military suppliers, be they direct or indirect, past and present.
Top Visiting Countries (June, 2024)
Flag of United States
41.3%
Flag of China
18.1%
Flag of India
12.0%
Flag of Indonesia
9.4%
Flag of United Kingdom
7.6%
Flag of Turkiye
6.5%
Flag of Germany
7.2%
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