Buyers line up for China’s arms – Tim Luard

 Media Images 41773000 Jpg  41773730 Selling Ap203 From BBC News:

China may have lost its reputation for making low-cost goods, but when it comes to weapons, there is no doubt which end of the market its sights are still set on.

Some of the poorest and most unsavoury regimes on earth, which either cannot afford or are not allowed to buy sophisticated Western arms, are turning to the world’s newest superpower to buy guns, leg-irons, anti-riot equipment and armoured vehicles.

Military specialists contacted by the BBC News website have confirmed the main findings of a report issued this week by Amnesty International, which said Chinese arms sales were fuelling conflicts and human rights abuses in countries such as Sudan and Burma. [Full Text]

See also: China always prudent in arms trade from Xinhua, and China’s weapons trade from The Washington Times.


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