MILITARY SALES TO CHINA: GOING TO PIECES

Publication: China Brief Volume: 2 Issue: 23

By Richard D. Fisher, Jr.

In the 1990s, China had no choice in its quest to modernize its military but to import entire weapons systems. And the imports have continued. But total reliance on imports is not a solution, especially for a military that prides itself on self-reliance. As an intermediate step to reversing this dependence, to indigenous design and production, the People’s Liberation Army is now building its own weapons with imported foreign-made components.

GOING ABROAD