First, to anser ur question about soldier's pay. In absolute term, Chinese soldier get paid like **** compare to US soldier. But if you look at their pay relative to the rest of Chinese people, its actually not that bad. China does operate on conscription, but in name only. all citizen are techniquely liable to military service whenever called upon, but as of right now, everyone in the PLA are voluntary recruits.Thanks you my friend Im learnig from your source... Im analazing the SIPRI data and looks like they even clarify the fact (as you tell me before) than things are cheaper in China than the U.S. (thas ovious scince they are not nearly the same quality) But I have few cuestions than perhaps you can answer to me... Is not about the website you gave me but is about the quality and price of Chinese military spending against U.S. military spending.
1. China's military hardware (must of them... not all) are obsolete so they can buy (or produce their own versions) to a mush cheaper price than U.S. forces does, after all U.S. have more advance technology (oviously more expensive)... The SIPRI.org keep that in mind when they give the translation about the money spending?
2. I gess (This time I have no wesite to give a reference to backe up my argument...) but scince China's military forces are biger than U.S. Forces and the spend less money in their military than U.S. does... That can mean a Chinese soldier dont get pay as good as an U.S. soldier does? The SIPRI.org keep that in mind when they give the translation about the money spending?
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and to be honest Im not an expert in economy
second, just becuz China can get somethings cheaper, doesnt mean it is inferior quaility, espcially if that something is like uniform or personal comuter where the technology component is really low.
Also, i am sure that F-15 and F-16 are more advance than Su-27 or j-10, but its not a like an iron age weapon vs a bronze age weapons, its more like a sharper iron age weapon vs a slightly duller iron age weapon
China wont be able to match F-22, but then again america cant afford to get so many of them anyway. its rather self-defeating to have a weapon that no-one else can match, but so expensive that it will bankrupt yourself.