August 26, 2020

US blacklists Chinese individuals, firms for South China Sea work

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions and restrictions on two dozen Chinese companies and associated officials for taking part in building artificial islands in disputed waters in the South China Sea.The 24 state-owned firms include subsidiaries of construction giant China Communications Construction Co., telecommunications firms and a unit of the China Shipbuilding Group.The US Commerce Department said the companies “enabled China to construct and militarize disputed outposts in the South China Sea.””Since 2013, the PRC (People’s Republic of China) has used its…


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