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China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan


Added 08-21-19 11:06:02am EST - “The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An F-16 jet fighter is washed on the tarmac at an air force base in Taiwan. The State Department has approved the sale of 66 fighter jets to the island. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

An F-16 jet fighter is washed on the tarmac at an air force base in Taiwan. The State Department has approved the sale of 66 fighter jets to the island.

China is threatening sanctions on U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, after the U.S. government said it supported an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and other equipment to the island.

Geng Shuang, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said China would impose sanctions if the arms sales go forward, according to Chinese state media. Geng also urged the U.S. to end military contact with Taiwan.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency released a statement Tuesday that the U.S. State Department had approved a possible sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets and related equipment.

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