Bolivia, U.S. media said the Chinese occupation of France and Russia provoke discontent arms market
Bolivia has decided to buy Chinese-made K-8 trainer aircraft. Data Figure: K-8 trainer aircraft
the U.S. Associated Press reported on March 31, with the growing Latin American countries of Bolivia military equipment behind the Government of Bolivia military enterprises continue to seek imports from China, military equipment, upgrade defense. Article analyzes that, both Bolivia and China’s cooperation led France, Russia and some domestic arms exporters unhappy, but also that of neighboring Bolivia, Paraguay concerns.
the report said, Bolivia has been directly imported from abroad for military armored vehicles and spare parts to speed up the modernization of national defense. Chinese military enterprises in 2009 signed a sales contract with the Government of Bolivia, Bolivian government to help meet their urgent needs. According to Bolivian President Evo Morales said, according to the contract, China will also help Bolivia to launch a low-orbiting satellites to combat drug smuggling.
Associated Press that, although France and Russia’s arms repeatedly Bolivia that “tempting” of arms sales conditions, but ultimately unsatisfying, lost to China’s military enterprises, the French and Russian arms dealer “furious.” Brazil would also like to grab a slice from the sales contract, proposed the transfer of technology to Bolivia for Bolivia to upgrade their defense, but also unable to do so. The report quoted analysts as saying in the contract between the glass is likely to be the Chinese military vehicles to Bolivia, arms, and many other items, glass side need to pay a little.
also known as the “malcontents” in the title along with Bolivia’s neighbors, Paraguay. By Associated Press to say, in China’s help, the upgrading of national defense in Bolivia, Paraguay lead neighbors concerns. Paraguay and Bolivia in the 1930s war Zengyin oil issue, the final occupation of Paraguay, Bolivia, some of the land until now. Some analysts believe that, although the two countries have now entered the period of peace, but any escalation of military equipment between the two countries are able to trigger a sensitive nerve, causing tension between the two. Of this argument, Bolivian President Evo Morales declined to comment, but denied the purchase of military equipment from China, Bolivia, Paraguay for more non-Italian in the provocation, attempting to provoke tension between the two statements to be refuted.
normal sales activities between countries, there will always be because one side is the Western media say China has changed taste. China was accused of arms sales to Southeast Asia intensified regional arms race, arms sales to Africa were critical in supporting authoritarian governments. National Defense University military equipment expert Li Daguang, “Global Times” said that in practice, there is a principle of China’s arms sales, that is does not affect the stability of the environment and the local military balance. The reason for this much-maligned situation, simply because the United States to dominate the international arms market. The United States is the leader in the global arms market, the arms industry is the pillar industry in the United States. Therefore, the U.S. does not want China to enter the global arms market, once China has sales activities, it used to rally public opinion and political factors impede China, tried their best to suppress. He warned that, although there is no basis for such accusations, but because the Western media, especially the American media to grasp the international public opinion the right to speak, the long run, will inevitably affect China’s international image. (Newspaper correspondent Wu Guhe the reporter Hu Jia)