Originally Posted by Kane
"China's army turned its guns on its own people (in Tiananmen Square) after receiving orders from the political leadership," the rights watchdog said. "If the ban is lifted, the next attack could be with weapons supplied by EU states."
The Human Rights Activists aren't using their logic or even worse they're not using their brain. Nevertheless, it seems to me that they have no right to be influence in this decision. China is not interesting in buying European Bullets, Firearms, or vehicles. China is more interested in purchasing onboard Computer technology for military use, fighter aircraft parts, Missiles. The T-Square incident was the poorest example to support their side.
Nevertheless, I believe that the Arms Ban would do very little to project China's Military Capability since they have found an alternative with Russian Assistance.
Why would anybody listen to the Human Rights Groups if there wasn't some very compelling evidence?? If they're full of crap, I give you the benefit of the doubt (its a pretty big stretch though) and concede that one or two nations could have been duped. But the entire membership of the European Union as well as the United States?? We're talking about some SERIOUSLY CONVINCING scam artists I'd say if your right and there is not truth to any of the allegations.
Would it be so very hard to admit that China maybe did it wrong at Tianamen Square? Maybe attacked non-violent protestors, order by the government?
But none of that is the intent of the topic. Naturally, China wants certain military hardware and the European Union isn't going to pass on making a ton of $$$$.