Strategic policy and strategic ramifications, short-, mid-, and long-term. China warns U.S. to withdraw sanctions or ‘bear the consequences’
Ultimatum time. China leveled at the Trump administration September 19 after the U.S. announced that China was to be punished with sanctions for buying Russian arms. This comes as a new round of U.S. trade tariffs were imposed on China as penalties in a trade war between the U.S. and China.
China warns U.S. to withdraw sanctions or ‘bear the consequences’
What is the U.S. claim?
Since December, Russia has delivered 10 Sukhoi Su-35 combat aircraft to China as well as equipment related to Moscow’s feared S-400, an anti-aircraft missile defense system. China purchased the weapons from Russia’s state arms export agency, which is on a U.S. blacklist.
The U.S. announcement of the new sanctions focuses on the Chinese military agency that made the purchases, as well as its director.
Beijing’s angry response came quickly, one day later.
The U.S. sanctions have “seriously violated the basic norms of international relations and seriously damaged the relations between China and the United States,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced.
“We strongly urge the U.S. to immediately correct the mistakes and withdraw the so-called sanctions, otherwise the U.S. must bear the consequences.”
It did not specify what these consequences might be.
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