CHINESE ARMS EXPORTS:
POLICY, PLAYERS AND PROCESS
Evan S. Medeiros
The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do
not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the
Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S.
Global arms proliferation continues to be a key concern for the United States, particularly the
export role of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Although China experienced a significant
decline in its arms exports in the 1990s (down from the boom times of the 1980s), the PRC
provides a significant array of lethal weapons and sensitive defense technologies to states
around the world. These exports provide an invaluable means by which to assess the progress and
performance of China's military-industrial complex. Moreover, these products may present the
very systems and technological know-how that the United States and allied forces will encounter
in a future conflict.
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