|Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Met the Press Expressed Strong Dissatisfaction and Firm Opposition on U.S. Sanctions on NORINCO and Related Companies
| (Agencies via Xinhua)September 23, Mr. Kong Quan, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met the press and answered questions. He said, the Chinese side expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition on U.S. sanctions on NORINCO and related companies .
One reporter asked recently, what was the response
of the Chinese side to the U.S. government decision
of imposing sanctions to NORINCO and related companies?
Kong said the Chinese side expressed strong dissatisfaction
and firm opposition on the U.S. sanctions which
was based on its domestic laws.
He said the Chinese government's constant policy
was non-proliferation of WMD and their means of
delivery. In recent years, the Chinese government
promulgated and implemented a series of export
control laws and regulations, tightened export
control, cooperated with related countries, included
the United States, and wished to continue this
cooperation which was on the basis of mutual respect
He said, the U.S. imposed sanctions on China again without showing any evidence and explanation, not only on Chinese companies, but also on the Chinese government's all activities related to the development and production of missiles, aviation, aerospace, electronics, and military aircrafts. This left the Chinese side no choice but to doubt the sincerity of the United States on the cooperation of non-proliferation, and to doubt the real intention of this sanction. Was it for non-proliferation? Or something else? The Chinese side required the U.S. side to correct their mistakes and to repeal the sanctions.