China supplied 153 armed drones to 13 countries in the past five years. Photo: Xinhua

China sells arms to more countries and is world’s biggest exporter of armed drones, says Swedish think tank SIPRI

  • But arms exports grew by just 2.7 per cent in 2014-18 from the previous five years, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report
  • China has expanded its customer base to 53 countries
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China supplied 153 armed drones to 13 countries in the past five years. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.