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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on US Announcement to Impose Sanctions Against Chinese Companies

2013/02/11

Q: The US recently announced that it would impose sanctions against relevant Chinese companies and individual according to the Iran, the DPRK and Syria Nonproliferation Act and relevant executive order. What is China's comment?

A: China expresses strong dissatisfaction at and firm opposition to US sanctions against Chinese companies based on US domestic law since they seriously violate the norms governing international relations and undermine China's interests. The Chinese side has lodged solemn representations with the US side. China urges the US to immediately correct its erroneous actions, revoke the groundless sanctions against relevant companies and individual, and stop doing things detrimental to China's interests and China-US relations.

Being committed to safeguarding the international non-proliferation regime, China has put in place a whole set of laws and measures on export control which are in conformity with those of the international community and have been rigorously and effectively enforced. The results are widely recognized. The US should work together with China under the principle of "equality, mutual benefit and concerted efforts" to promote practical cooperation on non-proliferation, instead of threatening sanctions at will or undermining the interests of the other side.

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