China sanctions two American defense companies: "The United States is moving down the dangerous path of arming Taiwan"

The CCP enforced the People's Republic of China's Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law against Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

China has sanctioned two American defense companies for doing business with Taiwan. The spokeswoman of the government headed by Xi Jinping, Mao Ning, was in charge of giving the news. She also took the opportunity to warn the United States to stop financing the island that was previously called Formosa, since they consider it part of their territory.

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman were the two companies sanctioned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People's Republic of China. According to Ning, the former was the prime contractor between the governments of Joe Biden and Tsai Ing-Wen, while she accused the latter of having repeatedly supplied arms to Taiwan.

"The United States is moving down the wrong and dangerous path of arming Taiwan. Let me stress that the Chinese government never wavers in its determination to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. We call on the U.S. so that it seriously abides by the principle of one China and the stipulations of the three Sino-US joint communique, stop arms sales to Taiwan, end military collusion with Taiwan, and stop arming Taiwan, otherwise it will meet with China's resolute response" said the official.

According to a Lockheed Martin spokesperson, "Foreign military sales are government-to-government transactions and we work closely with the U.S. government on any military sales to international customers." In addition, he reiterated that the company's business is in line with the U.S. government. "Lockheed Martin adheres closely to U.S. government policy with respect to conducting business with foreign governments," he added.

The Biden administration announced in late August a package of $80 million under the Foreign Military Funding program, which targets "defense articles and defense services in such quantity as may be necessary to enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability" a spokesman for the Department of State told the Washington Examiner.