China to impose sanctions on U.S. coys selling weapons to Taiwan – Foreign Ministry

Beijing – China says it intends to impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in selling weapons to Taiwan, a region China views as its rebel province.

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Geng Shuang said this on Friday.

The U.S. Department of State approved earlier in the week the sale of $2.2 billion worth of military equipment to Taiwan, including M1A2T Abrams tanks and Stinger portable air-defense systems.

“The U.S. arms sales to Taiwan constitute a serious violation of international law and the basic norms governing international relations.“This is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. Joint Communiques.“It also undermines China’s sovereignty and national security.“To safeguard our national interests, China will impose sanctions on the U.S. enterprises involved in the above-mentioned arms sales to Taiwan,” Geng said, as quoted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website.

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