China bypasses Britain to become world’s 5th largest arms exporter

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  1. Mariner HK

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    Published March 18, 2013 | By admin

    SOURCE: INDIA TODAY


    China has bypassed Britain as the world’s fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.

    The volume of Chinese weapons exports rose by 162 percent in the five years 2008-2012, compared to the previous five-year period, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its report. That means China’s share of all international arms exports increased to 5 percent from 2 percent, and the country climbed to fifth from eighth in the rankings.

    The largest buyer of Chinese weapons was Pakistan, which accounted for 55 percent of the country’s exports, followed by Myanmar with 8 percent and Bangladesh with 7 percent, SIPRI said.

    “China’s rise has been driven primarily by large-scale arms acquisitions by Pakistan,” said Paul Holtom, director of the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme. “However, a number of recent deals indicate that China is establishing itself as a significant arms supplier to a growing number of important recipient states.”

    Such deals include the sale of three frigates to Algeria, eight transport aircraft to Venezuela and 54 tanks to Morocco, SIPRI said.

    The US remains the world’s top arms exporter during the 2008-2012 period, with 30 percent of the global volume. Russia is second with 26 percent, Germany third with 7 percent, and France fourth with 6 percent, SIPRI said.

    China ’s move into the top-five means Britain (now in sixth place) dropped off the list of the top five for the first time since at least 1950, the earliest year covered by SIPRI data.

    The institute said Asia dominated the global imports of weapons, with the top five importers all located in that region.

    Here’s SIPRI’s list of the top 5 arms exporters in 2008-2012 (share of international exports in parenthesis):

    1. United States (30 percent).

    2. Russia (26).

    3. Germany (7).

    4. France (6).

    5. China (5).

    The top 5 arms importers in 2008-2012 (share of international imports in parenthesis):

    1. India (12 percent).

    2. China (6).

    3. Pakistan (5).

    4. South Korea (5).

    5. Singapore (4).
     
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    The top 5 arms importers in 2008-2012 (share of international imports in parenthesis):

    1. India (12 percent).

    2. China (6).

    3. Pakistan (5).

    4. South Korea (5).

    5. Singapore (4). ?
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Question is what Chinese are selling and who is buying it.
     
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    Pakistan don''t import, it smuggles or get in AID
     
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    Rpg z9 helicopter fire proof brick and chips
    syria africa India bhai and US
     
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    dude be real man.Chinese had exported many weapons and tats why they at 5th place. they will sell 5th gen fighters along with russians and usa... Dont forget about new war ships sold to pakistan and many to follow.We should stop being fools and think wisely and develop our defence export .We dont even produce weapons for our own defence force...
     
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    well, CHina has the second largest GDP and is the largest industry producer in the world....

    accoding to chINA'S economy rank, China should have exported more....
     
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    China must first prove that its new weapons work in a real war. Maybe it can sink several Vietnamese or Filipino ships...?
     
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    That says it all. All its weapons supplies are to rogue nations
     
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    MY imported most FN-6 from China which has been proved in Syria, shutdown 2 helicopter already.
    Allāh’Akbar.
    MY is our important customer
     
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    Yes, because Chinese weapons are cheap and we don't expect a shooting war in SEA. Chinese weapons will do to shoot down Sabah pretenders.
     
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    we also provide services to some gentlemen nations

    Shipbuilding Tribune - Video: The Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Island Lift
    The construction of the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carrier has taken a huge step forward yesterday, as the Defence Secretary witnessed the installation of the ship’s navigation bridge. During a visit to Rosyth shipyard in Scotland, Philip Hammond oversaw the 700 tonne section being lifted into place on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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    Chinese company, it is very hard to setup the lift.
    the Forward Island section only 700T, the lift able to lift 1000T.
    we get the job done and price is pretty reaonable
    we don't have chance to export 1500T, Only Chinese US and India need it.
     
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  15. Ray

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    China has great potential to become the leading exporter of arms because China does not have any political or moral baggage when they sell weapons.

    They sell weapons at very competitive prices that is affordable to even poorest of poor countries and China is not burdened by what type of Govt (dictatorial, democratic, repressive, obscurantist, socialist, capitalist, quasi democracy, sultanates) and what type of policies these Govts subscribe to.

    China's approach to selling weapons or anything is purely as a business deal that will benefit China financially!
     
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    UK is #4 on the list, you can see exports dropped off like a brick in 2008. They sold more weapons in 2007 than China did in the last ten years though.
     
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    Yes, we should not do that, but France simliar
     

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