China to sanction US arms suppliers to Taiwan

Vastavam web: China will impose sanctions on US companies including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for supplying weapons to rival Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday. Raytheon also will be affected, said the spokesman, Zhao Lijian. He gave no details of what penaltaies might be imposed or when. China and Taiwan split during a civil war in 1949 and have no diplomatic relations. Beijing claims the democratically led island as part of the communist mainland’s territory and has threatened to invade.