Chinese Foreign Ministry Sanctions U.S. Defense Companies Over Ukraine and Taiwan Supplies

Sanctions Over Taiwan and Ukraine Arms

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced this morning that it would be sanctioning 12 U.S. defense companies and their senior management for involvement in the Ukraine War and arms sales to Taiwan. The announcement reads below:

“For some time, the United States has ignored China’s objective and fair position and constructive role on the Ukraine crisis, indiscriminately imposed illegal unilateral sanctions on a number of Chinese entities on the grounds of so-called Russia-related factors, engaged in unilateral bullying and economic coercion, and seriously infringed on the legitimate and lawful rights and interests of Chinese companies, institutions and individuals. At the same time, the United States continues to sell arms to China’s Taiwan region, seriously violating the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-US joint communiques, seriously interfering in China’s internal affairs, and seriously undermining China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In accordance with Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 15 of the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People’s Republic of China, China has decided to take countermeasures against the following U.S military enterprises and their senior managers.”

Those companies and individuals are listed below:

Enterprises:

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Javelin Joint Venture (Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture)
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Inter-Coastal Electronics
  • System Studies & Simulation
  • IronMountain Solutions
  • Applied Technologies Group
  •  Axient (Axient)

Individuals:

  • Kathy J. Warden, female, chairman, CEO and president
    of Northrop Grumman
  • Matthew Bromberg, male, vice president of global operations at Northrop Grumman
  • Benjamin R. Davies, male, vice president and general manager of strategic deterrence systems at Northrop Grumman
  • Thomas H. Jones, male, vice president and president of aviation systems at Northrop Grumman
  • Stephen O’Brien O’Bryan), male, vice president and global business development officer, Northrop Grumman
  • Roshan Roeder, female, vice president and president of Defense Systems at Northrop Grumman
  • Firat H. Gezen, male, vice president of General Dynamics and president of General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems
  • Jason W. Aiken, male, executive vice president in charge of technology at General Dynamics
  • Amy Gilliland, female, senior vice president of General Dynamics and president of General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Christopher J. Brady, male, vice president of General Dynamics, President of General Dynamics Mission Systems

The assets of these companies and individuals inside China are now frozen and none of the listed persons can receive a visa or enter China. While these sanctions in their own right are rare coming from Beijing, the mention of arms sales to Ukraine is even more telling and may be low hanging fruit to demonstrate solidarity with the Russian Federation. It is clear these sanctions are truly aimed at displeasure of the arming of Taiwan with advanced weaponry as the PRC seeks to absorb the island this decade.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

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