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Which country is exporting arms irresponsibly?

(People's Daily Online)

15:09, September 04, 2012

The Washington Post reported that China's arms exports have intensified armed conflicts and humanitarian disasters in Africa and other regions, which is not in accordance with the responsibility of a global power. The ridiculous criticism reflects double standard of some Westerners.

In fact, those countries which beautify themselves as “responsible” do not have any principles or responsibilities at all in arms export. According to a report issued by U.S. Congressional Research Service, U.S. arms export accounted for 78 percent of the world total in 2011 and about half of them flowed into the Middle East. The flow of advanced U.S. arms will break the sensitive and fragile geopolitical balance of the region and threaten national and public security. Overthrowing governments of other countries, providing arms to anti-government forces and interfering in internal affairs of other countries are tricks played by some countries to achieve their own purposes.

Some countries blame other for their arms exports intensifying humanitarian disasters, but do they really care about the humanitarian problems caused by arms trade? In July, representatives of various countries gathered in the headquarters of the United Nations in an attempt to reach the “Arms Trade Treaty” to standardize the international trade of conventional weapons. However, some Western countries take the failure of congress to pass the Treaty as the excuse to hinder agreement of the Treaty. Ironically, it is these countries that advocate reducing humanitarian disasters by strengthening the control on trade of weapons.

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