China to ‘punish’ U.S. companies involved in arms deal with Taiwan

China will sanction the American companies who have participated in the sale of arms to Taiwan in order to help safeguard national interests, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday. Geng's comments came after the United States earlier announced a plan to sell 2.22 billion U.S. dollars worth of weapons to Taiwan. The … Continue reading China to ‘punish’ U.S. companies involved in arms deal with Taiwan

US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know

What’s the background? After World War II, China went through a civil war. This ended with the communist forces of Mao Zedong forcing the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek to retreat to Taiwan in 1949. Chiang and his supporters took over the island and set up a dictatorship. Since then, Taiwan has claimed its independence … Continue reading US-Taiwan Arms Deal: Everything you should know