oa Arms Control : Africa - Understanding and addressing China's arms alliances in Africa
|Article Title||Understanding and addressing China's arms alliances in Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Arms Control : Africa|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||8 - 9|
China's willingness to sell arms to conflict-ridden countries in Africa, particularly Sudan and Zimbabwe, has heightened the prospect of armed violence by perpetuating instability. China's total arms sales are dwarfed by countries such as the United States and Russia; however, their arms exports to Africa have increased considerably in recent years, with a significant portion of those weapons distributed to "weak" or "failing" states.
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