China announced sanctions against three major U.S. arms dealers, Boeing included, Loma is on the list for the second time this year

Over the past 50 years, the United States has waged the largest number of foreign wars, including the Kosovo War, the Afghan War, the Second Iraq War and the Libyan War, and is now using its troops in Syria, eyeing Russia, Venezuela and Iran, as well as a long-term unconventional military presence in the South China Sea. In terms of foreign arms sales, the United States has long ranked first in the world and is also the world’s largest warmonger. Recently, China once again said no to the U.S. interfering in its internal affairs with arms sales and announced sanctions against three U.S. arms dealers.

According to the Global Times reported on October 26, the U.S. Department of State approved the sale of 100 sets of Boeing Harpoon cruise missiles to Taiwan, valued at $2.37 billion, which is the second U.S. arms sale to Taiwan in a week. Subsequently, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that, in order to safeguard national interests, China decided to participate in the sale of arms to Taiwan Lockheed Martin (hereinafter referred to as “Loma”), Boeing Defense, Raytheon and other three U.S. companies, as well as in the sale of weapons to Taiwan to play a bad role in the U.S. individuals and entities related to the implementation of sanctions.

This is also the world’s largest arms dealer, the U.S. military industrial enterprises “boss,” said Loma, the company entered the sanctions list for the second time this year, the last time was July 14 this year, was sanctioned because of arms sales to Taiwan. The sanctioned Boeing Defense is not Boeing’s parent company, but one of its five subsidiaries, responsible for weapons research and development. Among the business ties to China, Boeing is the most numerous, while Loma and Raytheon have no official business dealings.

From the list of arms sales, the last $1.8 billion in U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, including Loma’s multiple rocket launchers, Boeing’s air and ground missiles, F-16 reconnaissance pods, Raytheon’s MS-110 reconnaissance pods and so on. In addition, on July 9 this year, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of Patriot-3 missiles to Taiwan, for a total price of about $ 620 million, the main contractor of the arms deal, is also Loma.

The three U.S. military companies sanctioned by China’s sanctions are the country’s most powerful and most previously ranked three arms dealers, which have close ties with the Pentagon. Loma alone enjoys 30 percent of the U.S. military’s budget and a 40 percent share of the world arms market. Loma is a global arms giant and the “central enterprise” of the United States.

The sale of arms to foreign countries, one can interfere in the internal affairs of other countries through this move, and the other can make a considerable profit, the U.S. government or the military has never done this kind of thing less. For many arms dealers, the absence of conflict and war in the world is simply worse than letting them die. And in the global ranking of arms dealers, all of the top 5 are in the United States. And the interests between U.S. arms dealers and the Pentagon are unspoken.

Even if the U.S. President when he walked into the White House, the military gave him a lot of support, but also this opinion is not small, he has attacked the Pentagon top, “they are thinking of war every day, how to please the arms dealers”. But in fact, the U.S. government has recently been crazy to pull together India, also has the meaning of pulling arms customers, India in the purchase of weapons, long-term high in the world’s top three, such customers the United States can not be cheap Russia.

Some experts believe that China’s one-time announcement of sanctions against three U.S. companies and related individuals and entities is rare and represents a major change in its policy toward the United States. China is one of the major markets for Boeing aircraft, and it is feared that Boeing will suffer huge losses if sanctions are launched against its parent company. Although Loma and Raytheon have no official business with our country, there are a number of affiliates that do business in our country, and the loss of such a large market in our country would undoubtedly be a severe blow.