China fourth exporter in global arms sales

China has become the world`s fourth biggest supplier in the major weapons` sector, increasing the exports by 212 percent over the past five years, replacing France, according to a report.

Global arms sales fall, Russia sales rise sharply in 2012

Russian firms increased weapons sales sharply in 2012 helped largely by a Kremlin armaments program, while global sales of arms and military services by private companies fell for a second straight year, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute showed.

China becomes world`s fifth largest arms exporter

China has bypassed Britain as the world`s fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think-tank said.