New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters
New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters

China is estimated to be the world’s second largest arms maker after US

  • Country has also reduced reliance on foreign weapons and military technology as its own industry expands, according to new research
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute puts total sales by Chinese arms firms at US$70 billion to US$80 billion in 2017

Topic |   China’s military
New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters
New research suggests China is becoming less dependent on imports of weapons and technology. Photo: Reuters
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