Speaking at a press convention Monday, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian referred to as on the United States to cease promoting arms to the self-governed island and to chop navy ties with the federal government in Taipei.
“We will continue to take necessary measures to safeguard national sovereignty and security interests,” Zhao stated. He reiterated that US arms gross sales to Taiwan “seriously violate” the one-China precept and harms China’s safety pursuits.
The actual particulars of the sanctions have but to be introduced, however Zhao stated they’ll apply to “relevant US individuals and entities that played a negative role in the arms sales.”
Boeing stated the difficulty was one for governments to resolve.
“The US government decides on which defense systems to provide Taiwan and then makes the arrangements with the Department of Defense for the provision of such equipment,” a Boeing spokesperson advised Source Business. “Foreign military sales to any country or entity is a direct contractual obligation between the purchaser and the US government/Department of Defense.”
Lockheed Martin and Raytheon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
— Source’s Beijing bureau and Chris Liakos contributed to this report.