China News Service, Beijing, January 21 (Reporter Huang Yuqin) In response to reports that the United States will impose sanctions on three Chinese companies on the grounds of engaging in missile technology proliferation activities, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular press conference on the 21st. "This is a typical act of bullying, and China demands that the U.S. immediately correct its wrongdoing and revoke the relevant sanctions," he said.
A reporter asked, the US "Federal Chronicle" website released a document stating that the US government decided to announce on January 21 local time, on the grounds of engaging in missile technology proliferation activities, to announce the first institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and the fourth institute of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation. and Poly Technology Company to impose sanctions.
What is China's comment?
Zhao Lijian said that for political purposes, the United States used various excuses to sanction and suppress Chinese companies. This is a typical act of bullying.
China is strongly dissatisfied with this and firmly opposes it.
Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese government has always opposed the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, and in accordance with China's non-proliferation policy and relevant laws and regulations, implements strict export controls on missiles and related items and technologies.
The normal cooperation between China and relevant countries does not violate any international law and does not involve the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Zhao Lijian pointed out that in recent years, the United States has blatantly pursued double standards in the field of non-proliferation. It not only condones and supports the development of missiles and related technologies by its allies, but also plans to sell to Australia the Tomahawk cruise missile with a flight range of 2,500 kilometers and a nuclear warhead. .
The US side should seriously reflect on its own non-proliferation record and arms and trade policies, and has no right to make irresponsible remarks about the normal arms and trade cooperation of other countries.
Zhao Lijian emphasized that China requires the US to immediately correct its wrongdoing, revoke relevant sanctions, and stop suppressing Chinese companies and smearing China.
China will reserve the right to take further measures.