China first began integrating civilian and military technologies in the 1980s, but the PLA still relies on just a handful of state behemoths to supply most of its needs. Photo: Reuters
China first began integrating civilian and military technologies in the 1980s, but the PLA still relies on just a handful of state behemoths to supply most of its needs. Photo: Reuters

China opens military contracts worth billions of yuan to private companies

Tenders are part of drive to give private players greater role in defence contracting industry but lack of trust remains a problem, experts say

China first began integrating civilian and military technologies in the 1980s, but the PLA still relies on just a handful of state behemoths to supply most of its needs. Photo: Reuters
China first began integrating civilian and military technologies in the 1980s, but the PLA still relies on just a handful of state behemoths to supply most of its needs. Photo: Reuters
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