US arms firms 'to face China sanctions'

China had said it would go ahead with sanctions against U.S. companies selling arms to Taiwan unless they halted sales.

US arms firms 'to face China sanctions'

China's foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said on Thursday that the government's decision to impose unspecified sanctions on U.S. firms selling weapons to Taiwan was an "appropriate" measure.

China had said it would go ahead with sanctions against U.S. companies selling arms to Taiwan unless they halted sales.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, told a news conference on Tuesday that U.S. arms sales to Taiwan severely hurt China's core interests.

On Friday, the Obama administration said it would sell a package of $6.4 billion of missiles, helicopters and other military hardware to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing deems an illegitimate breakaway.

China then said U.S. companies involved in selling the arms to Taiwan would face "corresponding sanctions."


Reuters

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