A soldier in front of some Chinese PLA and Russian military weapons in Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 30, 2021. Daniel Ceng Shou Yi / EPA / TASS  

Politico: ‘Hunting rifles’ — really? China ships assault weapons and body armor to Russia  

Customs data obtained by POLITICO reveals direct shipments of Chinese assault rifles, as well as drone shipments and body armor routed via Turkey and the UAE. 

Chinese companies, including one connected to the government in Beijing, have sent Russian entities 1,000 assault rifles and other equipment that could be used for military purposes, including drone parts and body armor, according to trade and customs data obtained by POLITICO. 

The shipments took place between June and December 2022, according to the data provided by Import Genius, a customs data aggregator.  

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China shipping weapons, body armor to Russia: report — FOX News

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China Shipped Assault Rifles, Body Armor, Drone Parts to Russia – Reports — Moscow Times

Chinese Companies are Routing Rifles, Body Armor, and Drone Equipment to Russia — National Review 

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