China nearly doubled its weapon sales in the past 5 years
February 22, 2016 - Uncategorized
A surge in weapons production has helped China become the world’s third largest arms dealer after the United States and Russia, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published Monday.
China nearly doubled its arms exports between 2011 and 2015; it jumped by 88% compared to the period between 2006 and 2010, the report shows. In doing so, China overtook Germany, France and the United Kingdom in exporting weapons; the country now accounts for about 6% of the world’s exports of arms.