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Friday, July 12, 2019, 20:31
China to impose sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan arms sales
By Xinhua
Friday, July 12, 2019, 20:31 By Xinhua

In this Jan 5, 2018 photo, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry, takes a question during a press briefing in Beijing, China. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN)

BEIJING - China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Friday.

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Geng's comments came after the United States earlier announced a plan of selling weapons worth US$2.22 billion to Taiwan.

The arms sales to Taiwan by the United States are serious violations of the international law, the basic norms of international relations, the one-China principle and the three joint communiques between China and the United States, Geng said, adding that the sales undermined China's sovereignty and national security.

"In order to safeguard national interests, China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in the arms sales to Taiwan," Geng said.  

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