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China: Military Imports From the United States and the European Union Since the 1989 Embargoes (Letter Report, 06/16/98, GAO/NSIAD-98-176).


In June 1989, the United States and the members of the European Union
embargoed the sale of military items to China to protest China's
massacre of demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Members of
Congress have raised concerns about continued Chinese access to foreign
technology during the past decade, despite these embargoes. This report
discusses (1) the terms of the European Union embargo and the extent of
European Union military sales to China since 1989, (2) the terms of the
U.S. embargo and the extent of U.S. military sales to China since 1989,
and (3) the potential role that such European Union and U.S. sales could
play in addressing China's defense needs. GAO focuses on military items,
including both lethal items, such as missiles, and nonlethal items, such
as military radars, that cannot be exported without a license.

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 REPORTNUM:  NSIAD-98-176
     TITLE:  China: Military Imports From the United States and the 
             European Union Since the 1989 Embargoes
      DATE:  06/16/98
   SUBJECT:  Foreign trade agreements
             International trade regulation
             Dual-use technologies
             Foreign trade policies
             Munitions
             International trade restriction
             Foreign military arms sales
IDENTIFIER:  China
             U.S. Munitions List
             Foreign Military Sales Program
             Commodity Control List
             



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