China is being the top country by armed forces personnel in the world. As of 2014, armed forces personnel in China was 2.99 million persons that accounts for 11.05 % of the world's armed forces personnel. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Russian Federation) account for 36.16 % of it. The world's total armed forces personnel was estimated at 27.1 million persons in 2014.
Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.