Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report — RT News

Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy magazine warned.

FP analyzed the impact of Beijing’s rapidly increasing role in the global arms market in an article titled: ‘China’s Weapons of Mass Consumption.’

China’s shift from small arms to advanced weapons systems is proven by the sale of drones to Africa and the Middle East in 2011, a contract to supply three frigates to Algeria in 2012 and Turkey’s surprise choice of a Chinese air and missile defense system over US, Russian, and EU offerings a year later.

Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report — RT News

In recent years, Beijing has been trying to achieve self-sufficiency in defense supplies by investing heavily in mimicking foreign weapon technologies and domestic arms research and development.

Rising China arms exports threaten US influence worldwide – report — RT News

The approach turned out to be effective as, according to an independent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s report in mid-March, China has become the world’s third-largest arms exporter, behind the US and Russia.

“Chinese weapons systems are often much cheaper than those of competing exporters. And while they’re not better than Russian or US alternatives, they are often good enough,” the US magazine wrote.

According to FP’s expert, Joseph E. Lin, over the years Chinese advanced weapon platforms will increase in quality, while their prices will continue falling, as happened with consumer electronics.

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