Due to the worldwide corona epidemic and Chinese attitude, relations between China and many countries are growing sour. In Hong Kong, China is being criticized everywhere for the National Security Act. The spread of Corona virus or the deadlock with India. On the other hand, the war continues in the US and China, economically and diplomatically.
In view of this, diplomatically China on Tuesday announced a ban on Lockheed Martin, America’s top arms manufacturing company. Beijing took this step in response to the US State Ministry approving the PAC-3 Air Defense Missile Agreement to Taiwan. Which the company produces.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said while addressing the media, “China strongly opposes the US selling arms to Taiwan”. We call on the US to sincerely adhere to the principle of ‘one China’. Stop arms sales to Taiwan and end military relations with Taiwan to further damage bilateral relations and peace and security in the Taiwan Straits Did not arrive.
Zhao’s remarks come several days after the US State Department accepted Taiwan’s reauthorization request to sell the Patriot Advanced Capability- (Pac-3) air defense system. The system is estimated to cost $ 62 million.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement released on Thursday that Congress (US Parliament) has already notified the potential sale. The US media quoted the DSCA statement as saying that Taiwan had requested to purchase parts of the PAC-3 missile defense system so that it could operate for an operational period of 30 years. Lockheed Martic Corporation is the main contractor for this agreement.
A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China has imposed a ban on Lockheed Martin as a retaliation. Zhao said, “China has decided to take all necessary steps. We will ban Lockheed Martin, the main contractor for this sale. Analysts say the Chinese ban is indicative because Lockheed Martin does not sell any weapons to China.