China ‘to sanction’ US firms over Taiwan arms sale Oct 27, 2020 0 43 12345 China said on Monday it would impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, a Boeing defence division and other US firms involved in arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governed island that Beijing views as its territory. The two US giants were involved in a recent sale of nearly $2 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan, alongside Raytheon, and foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian urged the US to stop arms sales to the island. The status of Taiwan holds potential for conflict between the United States and China, during a wider struggle for technology, security and trade supremacy. Beijing says Taiwan is an inviolable part of China to be reclaimed, by force if necessary. (afp) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Turkey’s Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods amid Macron row Oct 27, 2020 0 1070 Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria Oct 27, 2020 0 264 Pakistan opens first metro line after years of delays Oct 27, 2020 0 272 Iran accuses Macron of fuelling ‘extremism’ AFP Tehran Iran on Monday accused France of fuelling “extremism” after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to never give in to Islamic radicals and defended the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. .. Pompeo in India for talks on China ‘threats’ AFP New Delhi US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday, kicking off a four-country Asia tour that he has said will focus on the “threats” posed by China. Joined by Defence Secretary Mark Esper for the .. Typhoon hits Philippines, 7 fishermen missing Searches were under way on Monday for seven fishermen in the Philippines as a typhoon swept across the archipelago, flooding low-lying areas and forcing thousands of people into emergency shelters. Packing maximum ..