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China Announces New Round of Sanctions on US Companies Over Arms Sales Deal With Taiwan

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China has sanctioned U.S. companies General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and General Dynamics Land Systems over arms deals with Taiwan, which it considers a breakaway province.

The economic action bans senior executives from both defense technology providers from entering China and freezes access to company assets in the country.

General Dynamics operates Gulfstream and jet aviation services in China. The company also has fully owned entities registered in Hong Kong.

Beijing has been threatening action against the U.S. government and American companies for sending defense aid and deploying military troops to the self-governing island.

“The continued U.S. arms sales to China’s Taiwan region seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués, interfere in China’s internal affairs, and undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.

In January, Beijing sanctioned BAE Systems Land and Armament, AeroVironment, Alliant Techsystems Operation, Data Link Solutions and Viasat over defense-related deals with Taiwan.

The government led by Xi Jinping also imposed sanctions on Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Missiles and Defense for selling weapons to Taipei in early 2023.

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