China, the world’s fifth-largest weapons supplier, has signed up to a global arms control treaty. Photo: Simon Song

China set to join Arms Trade Treaty that Donald Trump threatened to abandon

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China, the world’s fifth-largest weapons supplier, has signed up to a global arms control treaty. Photo: Simon Song
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.