SHOOTING STAR China's Military Machine in the 21st Century
" 'Shooting Star' is an exhaustive study of the Chinese defence industry and the arms trade. The fact that this is something of a niche subject may be the reason why the English title of the original Russian publication 'The Defence Industry and the Arms Trade of the People’s Republic of China' has been enhanced. The book was written by three experts at the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), a highly respectable Moscow based think-tank. The authors combine their knowledge of China, armaments and international relations to powerful effect, producing an in-depth, unemotional study, packed with useful information and statistics.