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Who stands to benefit from an arms race in Asia?

(People's Daily Online)

15:06, August 09, 2012

The United States has conducted one joint military exercise after another in Asia-Pacific region especially in the waters near China since the beginning of 2012, making people concerned about a "rainstorm" that may come to Asia-Pacific region.

However, the U.S. arms dealers think differently. The eastward shift of U.S. strategic focus aims to guard against and contain China but the extension of arms market is also one of the important goals.

Some international military experts said that United States has a simple purpose to spread "China threat" theory, creating terrors while selling arms. No wonder some Western research institutions have recently accused the United States of being "the biggest exporter of death," saying that the U.S. arms trading volume has been accounting for more than 40 percent of the global arms trading volume in the last 10 years. Weaponry of the United States could be found in four out of every five ethnic conflicts in the world.

The Financial Times said that Asia is trapped in a "typical arms race," which is quite beneficial to the U.S. arms dealers.
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