at the rate hurricane trump is going i wouldn't be surprised if he puts sanctions on santa claus for not hiring americans to make his toys. this one is real curious, because now he's expecting china to do what he wants as well. most curious;
It has been barely two weeks since China joined Russia in the “Vostok” war games, the
largest display of Eurasian military might since 1981 when the Soviet
Union was still a global superpower, and already the US has found an
opening to try and drive a wedge between China and Russia, or at least
express its displeasure with their increasingly close relationship.
Amid a simmering trade dispute between the US and China, the
US has imposed sanctions on a branch of the Chinese military in
retaliation for China’s recent purchase of Russian combat aircraft and
anti-air surface to air missiles.
The sanctions are more of a nuisance than anything else, blocking
China’s Equipment Development Department from participating in the
dollar-based financial system and from doing business with US
businesses, while also blocking the agency and its head, Li Shangfu,
from applying for US export licenses.
As Reuters adds,
the US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on
China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch
responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for
engaging in “significant transactions” with Rosoboronexport, Russia’s main arms exporter.
The sanctions are related to China’s purchase of 10 SU-35
combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related
equipment in 2018, the State Department said. They block the Chinese
agency, and Li, from applying for export licenses and participating in
the U.S. financial system.