Aviation Industry Corporation of China
About the company
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
AVIC is a Chinese state owned defence and aerospace company. It subsidiary, Hongdu Aviation Industry Group, manufactures the Hongdu JL-8 aircraft used by the Burmese military in Kachin State, Burma.
Tan Ruisong, President
(Notification letter sent 30th October 2018)
China’s K-8 Jets: A Killer for Myanmar Defense Industry Daily – Defence Industry Daily 30th June 2010
Myanmar Air Force aircraft get six new Chinese K-8 trainer aircraft – Defence blog 1st March 2015
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”