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China sanctions Boeing Defense, Raytheon chiefs over Taiwan deals

Measures come in response to U.S. approval of arms sales to the island

The Chinese announcement comes in response to the U.S. State Department's approval on Sept. 2 of the sale of military equipment to Taiwan.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China will impose sanctions on the chief executives of Boeing Defense and Raytheon over their involvement in Washington's latest arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

The sanctions on Boeing Defense, Space and Security CEO Ted Colbert and Raytheon Technologies boss Gregory Hayes are in response to the U.S. State Department approval on Sept. 2 of the sale of military equipment to Taiwan.

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