Arms Industry

US sanctions Taiwanese firm over North Korea shipments

The US Treasury yesterday set sanctions on a Taiwan company and its chief executive for their ties to an effort to supply arms-related equipment to North Korea. The Treasury named Trans Multi Mechanics of Taichung, Taiwan, and chief executive Tony Chang Wen-Fu as having sanctions imposed under laws aimed at freezing the assets of those designated "proliferators of weapons of mass destruction" and their supporters.

Saturday, 11 May, 2013, 2:56am

China should take a lead role in arms trade treaty

It is commonly held in the West that China is undermining democracy and human rights in the developing world by selling weapons to dictatorial regimes, particularly in Africa. Deals have certainly been made with governments with poor track records, but it would be wrong to claim that Beijing is the worst offender. There are bigger arms producers and exporters, not least its accusers.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

China, war shop of the world? Arms industry poised to be global player

The military parade Beijing staged this month was not just a show of its growing military strength but an opportunity for the fledgling arms industry to tout its wares.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Why sell arms to China?

When will the French stop their undesirable military meddling in Asia?

I refer to the latest efforts by French politicians to promote arms sales to China as described in the article 'France urges an end to EU arms ban' (January 27).

29 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Arms race takes civilian path

Arms manufacturers in Shaanxi are looking forward to more orders following an increase in military spending announced this year, according to officials.

18 May 2001 - 12:00am

Nation that peddles arms a pariah state

The French are fond of depicting their nation as a bastion of art, culture and refinement, but this carefully-groomed image is belied by France's cynical and dangerous arms sales policy.

21 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Move to tighten screws on arms deals

THE Government is to draft a law to provide tighter control of the arms trade.

The Trade and Industry Branch confirmed legislation was being considered to control the provision of services for illegal weapons deals.

Principal Assistant Secretary Selina Yan Mei-mei said the Government had to maintain the integrity of its strategic trade control system.

20 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Little has changed

MR Gwynne's anger at arms sales by China (South China Morning Post, August 4) hardly makes any sense.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Angered by PRC arms sales

AFTER having read the analysis regarding arms dealing (South China Morning Post, July 23), I feel there are some points that must be taken into account.

4 Aug 1993 - 12:00am