Determinants of China’s arms exports: a political economy perspective

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

2 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


This paper investigates the determinants of China’s arms transfers by focusing on the roles of political factors and energy resource acquisition. Using Stockholm International Peace Research Institute data on China’s arms exports during the period from 2001 to 2014, we find that China is likely to sell and transfer more arms to countries with less political freedom and more corrupt or more autocratic countries, implying that political considerations are hidden in arms transfers. The motivation for seeking energy resources is overall supported, suggesting that China’s arms transfers are also motived by securing their need for energy and natural resources. That arms trade is a joint decision of both sides implies that political considerations also exist for autocratic regimes or resource-abundant low-income countries to acquire weapons from China.

頁(從 - 到)156-174
期刊Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
出版狀態已出版 - 2 1月 2020


深入研究「Determinants of China’s arms exports: a political economy perspective」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。