Official Beijing decided to impose sanctions against Lockheed Martin, Boeing и Raytheon, as well as other American companies and individuals, involved in arms sales. This step is explained by the protection of China's national interests.
This statement was made today at a press conference by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian..
He called on the United States to end arms sales to the self-governing island and sever military-technical ties with the Taipei government..
The imposition of sanctions is the next step in the escalation of growing tensions between the United States and China over Taiwan. Despite, that the island was never controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (PDA), Beijing insists, that he is an integral part of his territory. China threatens to use military force, if it is required to establish control over Taiwan.
We will continue to take the necessary measures to protect national sovereignty and security interests.
– stated Zhao Lijian.
Last week, the United States administration formally notified Congress of the sale of three state-of-the-art weapons systems to Taiwan for a total of about 1,8 billion. According to some reports, we are talking about missile systems.
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