While China has a larger total force, U.S. military spending dwarfs that of China. After Washington announced a $6.4 billion arms package for Taiwan in January, China downgraded military ties with the United States.
SOURCES: The Military Balance 2010, Department of Defense, Congressional Research Service | The Washington Post
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