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The Chinese Foreign Ministry Summoned the US Ambassador to China and Lodged Solemn Representations Against the US Sanctions on Chinese Military Agency and Official

2018/09/22

On September 21, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang summoned US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and lodged solemn representations and protests against the US imposition of sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission and its official pursuant to its domestic law.

Zheng Zeguang pointed out that the US action to impose sanctions on Chinese military agency and official on the ground of relevant military cooperation between China and Russia severely violates basic norms governing the international relations. Such mean behavior is a blatant hegemonic act. The China-Russia military cooperation is normal cooperation between two sovereign states, and the US side has no right to interfere. The US act has severely harmed the state-to-state and mil-to-mil relations and affected the cooperation in international and regional affairs between China and the US. The Chinese side will take every necessary measure to firmly safeguard its national interests. We strongly urge the US side to correct its mistake immediately and withdraw so-called sanctions. Otherwise, the US side will have to bear all the consequences.

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