China has become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of weapons. Photo: Xinhua

China targets tighter controls on its growing arms trade

  • Beijing’s weapons business is expanding but export regulations are fragmented, the country’s commerce minister says
  • Legislation would shed light on an opaque system and bring it into line with international standards, according to analysts
Topic |   US-China relations

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China has become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of weapons. Photo: Xinhua
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau.