Michèle Alliot-Marie, the French defence minister, has argued that sales of weapons technologies to China could slow China´s push to develop its own capabilities according to an Financial Times report :
„China is rapidly developing its industry, and today our experts say that in five years China could make exactly the same arms that we have today. And they will do it if they cannot import. So maybe if we can sell them the arms, they will not make them. And in five years‘ time, they will not have the technology to make them.“
What a great new approach! Following this thought of the french defence minister we should sell some nuclear weapons to Iran and other evil countries, so they do not need to develop this technology by themselves. This is realy crazy.