China Sanctions Raytheon Technologies Aan Lockheed Martin For Selling Weapons To Taiwan

China Sanctions Raytheon Technologies Aan Lockheed Martin For Selling Weapons To Taiwan
Bullets are lined up in front of a U.S.-made F-16V fighters during a military exercise in Chiayi County, southern of Taiwan on Jan. 15. Taiwan has purchased missiles, rocket launchers and drones as part of its latest arms transaction with the U.S. (Chiang Ying-ying/The Associated Press)

TAIPEI, Taiwan - China said Monday it'll put new warrants on US defense contractors Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin for their arms deals to Taiwan, raising a feud with Washington over Beijing's security and strategic intentions. 

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin blazoned the move at a diurnal press conference, citing the recently passedAnti-Foreign Warrants Act that takes effect in 2021. It was in response to a$ 100 million deal approved by the US for the conservation of bullet defense systems. Taiwan by the two companies. 

“China formerly again urges the US government and affiliated parties to... stop arms deals to Taiwan and ramify military ties with Taiwan,"Wang said. 


"China will continue to take all necessary measures to forcefully guard its sovereignty and security interests according to the development of the situation,"he said without furnishing any details. 

Taiwan is a democratically tone- governing islet that communist- ruled China claims as its own home. The two sides resolve in the middle of a civil war in 1949. 

The US has no formal ties with Taiwan but is its main supporter. It has boosted arms deals in recent times, rankling China with the deals. US law requires the government to insure Taiwan can defend itself. 

Beijing regularly pressures American companies to try to impact US policy. 

In October 2020, Beijing also blazoned warrants against Raytheon and other defense contractors as well as “ applicable American individualities.” A day latterly, the State Department said it had notified Congress of a planned$2.37 billion trade of Harpoon attack dumdums to Taiwan. 

It isn't clear what discipline, if any, was handed down. Deals of US military munitions or aircraft to Taiwan in 2010, 2015 and 2019 disguise analogous warrants pitfalls. 

China maintains that US arms deals to Taiwan violate the so- called"one-China principle"and the terms of the agreement between Beijing and Washington. 

Pressures over Taiwan have been rising as Beijing has stepped up military exertion around the islet to try to force concessions from President Tsai Ing-wen'spro-independence government. The Communist Party has also used landmass China's growing profitable burden to press other governments into breaking off politic and unofficial ties with Taiwan. 

Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and other defense assiduity titans face control over deals to China of military and binary- use technology that has both defense and marketable operations. But they also have big mercenary businesses and China is a huge request for aeronautics, among other diligence. 

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