China's military cooperation with Russian Federation is "normal", in accordance with worldwide law, and the USA has no right to intervene, Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said Saturday in response to Washington's sanctions on its military agency.
Turkey, for example, has made a decision to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system even after vocal objections from its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
"It would be good for them to remember there is such a concept as global stability which they are thoughtlessly undermining by whipping up tensions in Russian-American ties", said deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov, adding, "Playing with fire is silly, it can become dangerous.we recommend that Washington's operators.at least superficially acquaint themselves with our history".
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on China after Beijing bought aircraft and other military equipment from Russian Federation.
Thursday's announcement demonstrated that the Trump administration is willing to use CAATSA to pursue its foreign policy objectives, but some experts said it's only the first step toward addressing the way foreign countries, including USA allies, enter into lucrative transactions with Russia's military.
The sanctions will deny EDD any foreign export licences, prohibit it from making foreign exchange transactions within USA jurisdiction or using the United States financial system, and block its property and interests within U.S. control, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.
The U.S. has imposed tariffs on about 40 percent of China's exports to the U.S., which are worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year.
China's purchase of the weapons from Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport violated a 2017 US law meant to punish the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin for interfering in USA elections and other activities. Russia sold around Dollars 15 billion worth of weapons to China in 2017, maintaining a similar level of sales to the previous year, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted Rosoboron export, the Russian agency responsible for military exports, as saying.
Zheng pointed out that the United States' action on the ground of military cooperation between China and Russian Federation severely violated basic norms governing the worldwide relations, and that such mean behavior is a blatant hegemonic act.
China has told the Trump administration to remove punitive sanctions against its military, or "bear the consequences".
This comes amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China over the escalating trade war. The move comes as the United States and China are in the heat of a trade war.
He warned that the United States would face "consequences" if it did not immediately revoke the sanctions. We strongly urge the USA to immediately correct its mistakes and revoke the so-called sanctions.
The official said the move against the Chinese agency was not discretionary, but was made because Beijing broke USA law. Mr. Li will also be barred from getting a USA visa.