China to sanction five US manufacturers for selling weapons to Taiwan

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Taiwanese soldiers stand guard as CM-11 tanks are deployed in a military drill with live ammunition at an unnamed location, amid rising tensions with China, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2021. Taiwan has faced increasingly intense military threats from China, including Chinese PLA fighter jets. sent to sail around the island, while the United States has been offering more arms sales to Taiwan. (Photo by Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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China will sanction five US military manufacturers in response to the latest round of US arms sales to Taiwan, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

US arms sales to Taiwan are a frequent source of tension between Washington and Beijing. China considers democratically governed Taiwan its territory, a claim Taiwan’s government rejects.

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