China strongly protests U.S. sanctions against 12 Chinese companies

China strongly protests U.S. sanctions imposed against 12 Chinese companies and will lodge solemn representations with the United States, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

MOC spokesperson, Shu Jueting, told a press conference in response to questions regarding the U.S. blacklisting of Chinese companies.

“The United States has overstretched the concept of national security and imposed sanctions arbitrarily.

“This action seriously lacks a factual basis and its procedures are very opaque.

“The new sanction list introduced by the U.S. Department of Commerce does not conform to the consensus reached by the two heads of state.

“It does not serve the interests of the two countries and undermines the safety of global industrial and supply chains as well as global economic recovery,’’ Jueting said.

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