China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters
China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters

China votes to join Arms Trade Treaty that Donald Trump wants to leave

  • Decision shows Beijing’s determination to support multilateral mechanisms for arms control, analyst says
  • China began legal process to join pact, which sets standards for the sale and transfer of conventional arms, in September

Topic |   China’s military
China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters
China was the world’s fifth-largest arms importer and exporter in the 2015-19 period. Photo: Reuters
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