BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced that it would impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, which has been involved in the sale of the latest US technology weapons to Taiwan, a location claimed by China. Has further strained relations with the United States.

Last week, the US government announced that Lockheed Martin had been awarded a contract worth up to $ 620 million to upgrade Taiwan's weapons, especially the Patriot missile defense system.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also called on the US government to end arms sales to Taiwan to avoid damaging US-China relations and to stabilize the economy. Peace to Taiwan as well.

Translated by Sun Lee