EU lifts Arm embargo to CHina in 6 month - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
January 13th, 2005  
AsianAmerican
 
 
Im sure China is capable, but they still need other military tech that they might not have experiences with. Overall this end will be good for China and I dont think us (Americans) should really worry about it.
January 13th, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AsianAmerican
Im sure China is capable, but they still need other military tech that they might not have experiences with. Overall this end will be good for China and I dont think us (Americans) should really worry about it.
Neither do I, the EU is not gonna sell their greatest technology to China and China has the most to gain, but that is still not much because the gap between the EU and China as far as production and what not is not that great, they might sell you plans to make some weapons but I have a hard time seeing a major international weapons trade coming out of this.
January 13th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
lol..i dont think those EU nations have any worries to sell best tech to china as Russia does (afraid of the rise of China)
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Boots
January 13th, 2005  
AsianAmerican
 
 
Even if the EU embargo stood and wasn't lifted China would still have the capabilities, and resources to become stronger. Does anyone know if 6 months is the exact time or will they began talks in 6 months?
January 13th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
according to that article, after 6 month, Britain will be the head of EU(the title is circulating among member), and by then they can lift the ban.
January 13th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
My worry is that France was selling weapons illiegally to Iraq and was involved in the oil for food corruption scheme. So if it is LEGAL for them to sell some weapons to China, just how much further are they likely to push it now?
January 13th, 2005  
rOk
 
 
The only good thing coming out of this is indeed the intent to cut American dominance which has, pardon my expression gotten in your heads just a little bit.

Once they cool off the EU and USA will be best friends again.
Try to think of this as a disciplinatory action from your mom who sends you to your room the first time you try to prove to her that your old enough to not listen to her.
*any similarities are coincidental and unintentional*

Though I find it hard to believe that Leo II will be suddenly for sale to the Chinese, as some of them anticipate (?).
January 13th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Actually the Chinese are not interesting in purchasing the Leopard II,. They already have the Type-98 and ZTZ-99G underway. Hence, they're more interested in licensing and purchasing onboard IT systems that can substantially boost the capabilities of their tanks.

However, I do not think the Chinese are interested in European Tank Technology. It seems to me that they're more interested in upgrading their Naval and Aircraft technology. And as a result, many of China's new DDGs will be equipped with very advanced hardware.

Second, China has the J-10 in full production. Currently the J-10 is equipped with second-rate Chinese chipboards. If China is to purchase or to license advanced European components to replace those existing ones, surely the J-10 can rival the F-15, thus they have the potential to dominate the Asian skies if they are built in large numbers.

While relating to the Taiwan Straight Crisis, Taiwan surely is in deep trouble. They don't have a possible chance to intercept the J-10 air to air, even though the J-10 is already more advanced to the Taiwanese Exported/modified F-16s.

If conflict erupts between the two, the world is going to expect a battle never seen before since the Normandy Invasion.
January 13th, 2005  
Kane
 
Foreign observers often comment that the Chinese Military will have a difficult time purchasing European Weapons platforms directily, unlike the Russians who sell weapons platforms directly to the PLA. Instead they will focus on purchasing the components from Europe that can be rigged onto their own indeniously/Russian made vehicles.
January 13th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Do you think that CHina will start producing UAVs that contain European Chipboards sooner?