February 25, 2024
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China Imposes Sanctions on U.S. Munitions Enterprises

Date: 27/09/2023 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

China recently decided to impose sanctions against two munitions enterprises of the United States which were involved in providing advanced weapons to Taiwan region.

In this regard, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China deplored the U.S. government’s continued sale of weapons to Taiwan, and noted as follows.

Despite strong opposition from China, the U.S. government persisted in offering weapons to Taiwan region of China, and thus grossly violated One China Principle, provisions of three Joint Communiques between China and the U.S., international laws and the fundamental norms governing international relations.

It is a serious infringement on the sovereignty and security interests of China and going further along the “wrong and dangerous” path of arming Taiwan.

The branch office of the Lockheed Martin located in the St. Louis of the State of Missouri of the U.S. directly engaged in the sales of munitions to Taiwan on August 24, while the Northrop Grumman was also involved in it several times.

China has decided to impose sanctions against these two U.S. munitions enterprises in accordance with the “Sanctions Law against Foreign Countries of the People’s Republic of China.”

The Chinese government stands firm in its resolution to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

In conclusion, the spokesperson strongly demanded that the United States put an end to its sales of weapons to and military tie-up with Taiwan and refrain from arming Taiwan, and warned that the U.S. would otherwise face China’s decisive yet powerful counterattack.

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