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China threatens F-16 sanctions to Taiwan

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The confrontation between the United States and China continues. China plans to impose sanctions against companies participating in the supply of American F-16V multi-role fighters to Taiwan, whose territory Beijing considers to be its own.




The People's Republic of China is about to “take all measures, including sanctions,” with respect to companies that will participate in the recently concluded deal to supply F-16V fighters to Taiwan. Contract Price - $ 8 Billion

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gen Shuang announced a new round of confrontation at a regular briefing for journalists. China considers the whole range of relations with Taiwan to be an internal issue, and sale weapons Taipei - a violation of the sovereignty of the country, therefore, requires Washington to immediately cancel the deal and stop possible deliveries.

As part of the deal, Taiwan will receive 66 multi-functional fighter F-16 Viper ("Viper"). The upgraded fighter received a radar with an active phased array, an updated version of the on-board computer, as well as changes in the cockpit. The deal also includes related equipment.

In addition to supplying 66 machines, in the 2016 year, the United States signed a contract to upgrade the 142 older F-16 to Viper level. Taiwan received the first vehicles under this contract in 2018. Modernization will be carried out on 2022 year inclusive. In total, if Washington does not freeze transactions, the Republic of China (such is the name of Taiwan in official documents of a partially recognized state) will have at its disposal 208 machines of this type.

Beijing, in turn, intends to “Firmly uphold your interests” and is going to demand from Washington “Compliance with joint arrangements” and cancel the deal.

Otherwise, Washington will have to answer for all the consequences.

- emphasized Geng Shuang.

Is the Taiwan Question a Domestic Affair of China?


China considers Taiwan to be one of its provinces despite the fact that since the 1949 of the year it has been governed by its own administration, and until the mid-70, it was he who owned China's place in the UN.

There is currently a consensus between Beijing and Taipei that there will be only one Chinese state in the world. At the same time, in recent years, the process of integration of Taiwan with the PRC has slowed down, not least because independence supporters came to power on the island, whose positions are strengthening against the backdrop of the conflict in Hong Kong.
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  1. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 21 August 2019 15: 29
    +6
    The People's Republic of China is about to “take all measures, including sanctions,” with respect to companies participating in a recently concluded deal to supply F-16V fighters to Taiwan.

    I look forward to China imposing sanctions. And now I will explain why. It will be just a slap in the USA. This will show the whole world that there is a rule on them, and there are countries that are simply not afraid of them.
    1. Vasily Ponomarev
      Vasily Ponomarev 21 August 2019 15: 47
      -12
      and that as if Russia did not impose retaliatory sanctions, as if it would change something
      1. Honest Citizen
        Honest Citizen 21 August 2019 15: 57
        +12
        as if Russia did not introduce retaliatory sanctions

        To begin with, Russia is capitalized.
        We continue with the fact that Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions. And Russia did not directly threaten.
        If this does not matter to you, just leave, there are enough trolls without you.
        1. Vasily Ponomarev
          Vasily Ponomarev 21 August 2019 16: 06
          -9
          forgive the complex you ours, wrote with a little by mistake, and secondly, what difference does the sanction call if they are sanctions, even if there is no response, China has threatened
          1. Honest Citizen
            Honest Citizen 21 August 2019 16: 11
            -1
            The difference is huge. In the first case, when they threaten to apply sanctions, this means that "I am not trembling, but I have the right" - i.e. the state dictates its will.
            When they enter responses, it looks completely different - like "you will not be too sweet either" ...
            And the sanctions that threaten and are imposed in response are completely different "in weight" ... If in the first case it is possible to prohibit the supply of machine tools, computers, heavy engineering products, then the "response" is a weak semblance ...
            This is precisely what Russia has shown.
            1. Vasily Ponomarev
              Vasily Ponomarev 21 August 2019 16: 13
              -2
              well, listen, once you don’t have to, right now they’ll introduce it, then the sanctions of the Americans will support how it happened with the banks, so nothing new
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 August 2019 16: 07
    -1
    I wonder why the tiny island has so many airplanes? In which case to harness on Uncle Sam?
    So also not for free.
    1. Cartalon
      Cartalon 21 August 2019 16: 14
      +1
      Yes, in fact, a tiny island
      Area: 36 km²
      Population: 23 (069)
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 21 August 2019 16: 28
        -1
        Little one doesn't care. Even Moldova is bigger laughing
        And about the population is not necessary, the Chinese are accustomed to live on each other’s heads.
  3. Sergei 23
    Sergei 23 21 August 2019 16: 22
    +2
    The answer of course will be, but which one? The Chinese economy is very tied to the United States. Therefore, I think it will be limited to a concussion in the form of loud statements.
  4. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 21 August 2019 16: 30
    +1
    Until the PRC begins to surpass the United States in the military sphere at least several times, he will not challenge the gigemon of the PRC, only the experience of the war after the Second World War in Vietnam and Damansky is what is heard and it was mainly used artillery and massively infantry with the Chinese suffered heavy losses so that situevina with f 16 Taiwan China swallows how to drink to give
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 21 August 2019 16: 34
    0
    The new F16s are understandable, but the old ones, even modernized ones, how long can they still be suitable, because the airframe resource has its own temporary strength chapel? ??
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 21 August 2019 17: 58
      0
      The Chinese will receive 8-10 years of headache. And there already other planes will appear. hi
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 21 August 2019 18: 18
      +1
      There is no variable sweep, but all control surfaces change, keel, console if necessary ... And the safety margin of this aircraft is sufficient, it also hangs on comfortable tanks ... They will fly for 20 more years, and then as ...
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 21 August 2019 17: 43
    0
    What is there to give? Just wait and see how it goes ??? Or does someone make / accept bets?
  7. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 21 August 2019 18: 02
    +4
    Otherwise, Washington will have to answer for all the consequences.
    - emphasized Geng Shuang.

    All my life experience cries out that to threaten without the opportunity to bring the threat into execution is only disgraceful. "The last Chinese warning", again, is also a familiar thing.
    We will take a look.
  8. Bookcase
    Bookcase 21 August 2019 20: 29
    0
    In general, China can really hurt America. But while there is an opportunity to milk a star-striped hog, China will use this opportunity to the last. :-)