China Vows To Punish US Cos. For Taiwan Arms Sales

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 2:42 PM EST) -- The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has lashed out at the U.S. government for greenlighting arms sales to Taiwan, promising to delay security talks and bilateral military programs and sanction certain U.S. companies that deal with Taiwan.

State-run Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday that in the wake of the U.S. government's decision to sell defense systems to Taiwan, China has decided to curb military exchange programs with the U.S. and postpone anti-proliferation and arms control talks.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei called for a...
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