Author Topic: US Imposes Sanctions on China’s Military Procurement  (Read 767 times)

Ayoshi

  • Timawan
  • Boffin
  • *
  • Posts: 5679
    • View Profile
US Imposes Sanctions on China’s Military Procurement
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:17:22 AM »
From: Janes - 21 September 2018
Quote
US imposes sanctions on China’s military procurement branch

The US State Department said on 20 September that the EDD’s recent acquisition of Russian materiel breaches Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which was signed into law on 2 August 2017.

The State Department said the sanctions applied to the EDD – an agency under the State Council’s Central Military Commission (CMC) – and its director, Li Shangfu, “for engaging in significant [military] transactions” with Russia. The procurements referred to by the State Department comprise China’s acquisition of 10 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft and an initial batch of S-400 surface-to-air missiles.

“Both transactions resulted from pre-August 2, 2017, deals negotiated between EDD and Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms export entity,” it added.

In response to the decision, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a press conference on 21 September that the Chinese government “strongly urged” the US to withdraw the sanctions.

Ayoshi

  • Timawan
  • Boffin
  • *
  • Posts: 5679
    • View Profile
Re: US Imposes Sanctions on China’s Military Procurement
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 05:34:55 AM »
China cancels military talks with United States in protest over sanctions | Janes - 24 September 2018
Quote
Citing a statement by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Beijing, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported that China will postpone a 25-27 September meeting in Beijing on a communication mechanism for the joint staff departments of China and the United States.

It also pointed out that China would "immediately recall" People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Commander Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong, who was attending the 23rd International Seapower Symposium being held in the United States.