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[U.S. Global Strategic Network reported on May 9] Title: China syndrome
use stolen from Russia technology, China is Russia out of the low end of the arms market. In turn, Russia is also difficult to maintain its important military technology developed country status, in large part because the Chinese take away Russia’s source. The use of many technologies stolen from Russia, China and Russia to create a similar weapon, and robbed by the Russian low-cost strategy of tourists. Chinese people will not invest in the development of new technology as much money and Russia, and Russians can no longer afford the huge R & D costs. Therefore, the second level further into the arms market situation is nothing new.
After the Cold War, the Russian defense industry’s lavish spending lost sources. Russia, many (in fact more than half) of the arms manufacturer bankruptcy, or to production of non-military products. Those who survive by the export of weapons. Throughout the 1990s, the Russian armed forces can not afford a lot of new equipment. China in the 1990s to help the Russian company a fire, and the next decade, China has nearly $ 20 billion purchase of Russian weapons. However, China also began copying large quantities of Russian technology, and developed its own technology. It is therefore no surprise that in the last five years, reduced orders from China, while copying the Russian technology of Chinese products increased. In some cases, Russia reject China’s access to its high-tech materials.
Russian annual sales turnover now stands at about 80 billion dollars. Sales difficulties, largely can be attributed to two major customers in Russia and between China and India, the problems arising. In the past few years, Russian arms exports have had a rapid growth period. Russian arms exporter in 2005, has received orders worth $ 6 billion in 2006 to 70 billion dollars. Russian arms sales in 2003, when only 43 billion dollars, with the two largest customers (India and China) continued economic growth, Russia’s arms sales are also growing. In addition, as oil prices continue to rise (largely from China and India, driven by demand growth), international arms sales from $ 29 billion in 2003, an increase to the current $ 60 billion. Oil-rich countries, especially the Gulf countries, the urgent need to buy more weapons. To defend their wealth.
Russia and China are trying to reach patent licensing agreement, but the Chinese people are not very interested. The Chinese say that their generals to Russia a potential enemy to India, China sold technology approach is very angry. Russians are puzzled, because for decades it has been selling weapons to India.
China has been conducting a number of independent R & D work, however, is in perfect their reverse engineering (copying Russian technology) capabilities. China can master the technology, but the vast majority of the best people are working hard to master and use technology to create a few products, and large-scale production in order to reap high profits. These include automotive, consumer electronics and commercial aircraft. So far. China’s weapons technology, to decent imitation but a few decades ago that the old design. But do not forget that the Chinese people are wholeheartedly in what they do on the success. If this means that they have committed to more old-fashioned, relatively simple technology, that would not matter. But they are catching up. And they never stop.