China blacklists Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin unit over Taiwan arms sales

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by Orange Wang at

Beijing has announced sanctions on two American companies over arms sales to Taiwan, warning of “forceful” retaliation against any further US military deals with the island.

Without saying what action Beijing would take, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday that the sanctions applied to Northrop Grumman and a unit of Lockheed Martin.

Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the St Louis, Missouri, branch of Lockheed Martin was the main contractor in a US arms sale to Taipei on August 24 while Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, Virginia, had been involved in supplying weapons to Taiwan “multiple times”.

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