The US official cited Middle East purchases of Chinese CH-4 armed drones in his speech Thursday. Photo: China Defence Forum

Buyer beware – Chinese military weapons are low quality, says US State Department official

  • China is muscling in on the weapons market using cut-rate pricing, predatory financing and bribery, says a senior US State Department official
  • The US supplies 36 per cent of global arms exports, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US official cited Middle East purchases of Chinese CH-4 armed drones in his speech Thursday. Photo: China Defence Forum
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Chinese military helicopters form the number 70 as part of the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP

Fatal crash highlights Chinese air force’s flaws, with drill and equipment problems implicated in deaths of three, including pilot who flew in National Day military parade

  • The deaths of three airmen in a helicopter crash and a second accident days later point to problems with training and equipment
  • The crashes happened within a span of 10 days, amid an increased number of intensive drills
Topic |   China military

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Chinese military helicopters form the number 70 as part of the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
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