SCMP: Beijing to impose sanctions on US firms involved in US$2.2 billion Taiwan arms deal
* Move necessary to ‘protect national interest’, foreign ministry says
* Foreign Minister Wang Yi says US is ‘playing with fire’ by meddling in Taiwan affairs
Beijing said on Friday it will issue sanctions against the US companies involved in the latest arms sale to Taiwan, as tensions between China and the United States continue to rise.
The foreign ministry said in a brief statement that the move by Washington had violated China’s territorial sovereignty and national security.
“To protect our national interest, China will impose sanctions on the US companies involved in the arms sale,” ministry spokesman Geng Shuang was quoted as saying.
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