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China imposes new sanctions against US arms manufacturers

China imposes new sanctions against US arms manufacturers Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

China has imposed sanctions against the United States, targeting weapons manufacturers, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China.

As noted by the MFA, the US has allegedly ignored China's unbiased stance on the Ukrainian crisis for a long time, imposed illegal unilateral sanctions, and resorted to intimidation and economic coercion.

Additionally, Beijing is outraged by the US selling arms to Taiwan, which supposedly undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China.

Sanctions were imposed on 12 defense industry enterprises and their executives, including:

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Javelin Joint Venture
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Intercoastal Electronics
  • Systems Research and Simulation
  • Iron Mountain Solutions
  • Applied Technology Group
  • Arciont

Taiwan issue

China considers Taiwan a so-called separatist province and has repeatedly declared the inevitable reunification. Meanwhile, Taipei asserts its independence, along with its democratically elected leadership.

According to US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, China is preparing for a forcible takeover of Taiwan, though it still wishes to avoid this scenario.