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China is third largest arms exporter

China's exports of weapons surged by 143% in the five years to 2014 compared to the previous five years

China’s exports of weapons surged by 143% in the five years to 2014 compared to the previous five years

China has become the world’s third largest exporter of arms after the US and Russia, according to a new report.

China overtook Germany, France and the UK in exporting weapons between 2010 and 2014, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

China now accounts for about 5% of the world’s exports of arms.

Three Asian countries, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, accounted for more than two-thirds of those exports.

The world’s second largest economy also had 18 African nations as clients during the five year period, according to the study, which said the data reflected the volume of arms deliveries and not the financial value of the deals.             READ MORE HERE

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