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Chinese military lodges solemn representations against US sanctions

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-09-23 02:40
Chinese officers and soldiers waves to say goodbye to Russian fleet during a China-Russia naval joint drill at sea off south China's Guangdong province, Sept 19, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- China's Central Military Commission on Saturday lodged solemn representations and protests against sanctions imposed by the United States.

Huang Xueping, deputy head of the CMC's office for international military cooperation, summoned the acting defense attache at the US Embassy Saturday evening, according to a CMC press release.

The US State Department announced Thursday that it would impose sanctions on the Equipment Development Department of the CMC and the department's director, alleging that China had violated the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act."

Huang said the military cooperation between China and Russia is normal cooperation between sovereign states that goes in line with international law.

He called the US side's unreasonable move "a flagrant breach of basic rules of international relations" and "a stark show of hegemonism" that severely harmed relations between China and the United States as well as the two countries' militaries.

China resolutely opposes the US move and will never accept it, Huang said.

He said China will immediately recall the Chinese navy commander Shen Jinlong who is in the United States attending the 23rd International Seapower Symposium and postpone the second meeting of a communication mechanism for the joint staff departments of China and the United States, scheduled for Sept 25-27 in Beijing.

China demands the US side to immediately correct its wrongdoing and withdraw the so-called sanctions. "The Chinese military reserves the right to take further countermeasures," Huang said.

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