EAST ASIA BRIEF OCPAS EAB 92/002 FOR 03 JANUARY 1992

Created: 1/3/1992

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1. CHINAi ARMS EXPORTS FALL AGAIN

I. CHINA: ARMS EXPORTS FALL AGAIN

CHINESE ARMS DELIVERIES FELL FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR AND THE VALUE OF NEH CONTRACTS PLUMMETED FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. CHINA PROBABLY HILLARD TIME RECOUPING ITS LOSSES IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE WORLD ARMS MARKET.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE, THE VALUE OF CHINESE ARMS DEALINGS KITH THE THIRD WORLD DROPPED BELOW THE 9! BILLION

MARK .

DELIVERIES CONSISTED HUSILV U>UKAM, ANUUN ARMS EMBARGO ON IRAQ AND THE

ABSENCE OF NEW CUS' UPifcKS ALSO REDUCED ARMS AGREEMENTS.

FALLING CONVENTIONAL ARMS YPIUALIY SUPPLEMENT THE ARMY'S BUDGET FOR

' EARNINGS- -WHICH INEQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TEMPT BEIJING TO EXPORT ITEMS THAT VIOLATE THE MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME AND TO CONTINUE STALLING ON MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

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