China in Massive Increase in Arms Exports
- Recent estimates about a staggering increase in China's military exports may be exaggerated, but Beijing's increasing clout means that these exports will soon enough become more of a political than economic tool, military export Vasiliy Kashin told Sputnik.
Last week the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reported on developments in international arms transfers over the past five years.
The biggest importers were in Asia and Oceania and the Middle East, which accounted for 43 percent and 29 percent of all arms imports, respectively.(Excerpt) Read more at: sputniknews.com ...
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