China announced sanctions against the United States for supplying weapons to Taiwan

China will impose sanctions against three U.S. companies because of the supply of weapons to Taiwan. They are the companies Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defence and Ratheon. This statement was made by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian at a briefing on Monday, October 26.

“To protect our international interests, we have decided to take appropriate steps. We will impose sanctions against U.S. companies that have played a significant role in this process,” Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defence and Ratheon quoted him as saying.

On July 9, it became known that the American authorities approved the sale of more than $2.2 billion worth of equipment and weapons to Taiwan.

On August 21, it was reported that the U.S. State Department agreed to sell 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan. In turn, China protested to the U.S. in this regard.

On October 22, the U.S. approved a new supply of weapons to Taiwan worth $1.8 billion. According to the Pentagon, the deal includes three weapons systems, including missile launchers, detection sensors and artillery.