U.S. Official Slams Chinese-Made Weapon Systems.

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* "Caveat emptor!" Buyer beware. R. Clarke Cooper, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, declared in a recent speech that nations should take care when buying Chinese-made weapon systems.

"Through a combination of cut-price systems such as unmanned aerial systems, predatory financing mechanisms, and sometimes outright bribery, China is using arms transfers as a means of getting its foot in the door--a door that, once opened, China quickly exploits both to exert influence and to gather intelligence," he told an audience of foreign diplomats and military attaches.

"We have seen countries around the world leap at the chance to...

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