Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released in October 2013 its China's Exports of Small Arms and Light Weapons by Mark Bromley, Mathieu Duchatel and Paul Holtom. China is one of the world's most significant exporters of small arms and light weapons (SALW). It is also among the least transparent. At least 46 states imported military SALW from China during 2006-2010. African states account for the largest share of reported imports of military SALW. A number of exports of Chinese SALW to Africa that have involved European arms brokers have caused concern with regard to their potential impacts on peace, stability and security in the importing state.