The PLA’s Unlikely Wingman

AVIC, China’s aerospace behemoth, has been known to steal U.S. trade secrets. But it's also been allowed to buy them. After the 2008 financial crisis, AVIC went on a U.S. buying spree that some say allowed the PLA to quickly modernize. Others say it was good economics during America’s time of need. The messy reality may be a mixture of both.

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