China has not provided military assistance to parties involved in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and will firmly oppose unilateral sanctions against Chinese companies imposed by the United States, the Chinese Embassy in the United States said on Wednesday. United at the Global Times.
The remarks came after the US Commerce Department added five Chinese companies to a trade blacklist for allegedly supporting Russia’s military and defense industrial base, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
“China’s position on the Ukraine issue is consistent and clear. We have played a constructive role in promoting peace talks and have not provided military assistance to the warring parties,” the embassy said in a statement. a statement sent to the Global Times.
The U.S. Commerce Department said the targeted companies provided items to Russian “entities of concern” before Feb. 24 that “continue to enter into contracts to supply listed and sanctioned Russian entities,” according to Reuters. Another 31 entities in several countries, including Russia, Singapore and the UK, were also blacklisted, with 25 of the total 36 entities having operations based in China.
The embassy statement added that China and Russia maintain normal energy and trade cooperation, which should not harm the legitimate interests of Chinese companies.
According to a document published by the US Federal Register, the five companies include Connec Electronic, World Jetta (HK) Logistics Limited, King Pai Technology, Winninc Electronic and Sinno Electronics Co., Ltd.
The statement further pointed out that the unilateral sanctions and so-called “long-arm jurisdiction” imposed by the United States on other countries in accordance with their domestic laws are contrary to international law and basic norms governing international relations. , and China has always firmly opposed such behavior.
“China will take necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of its enterprises.” the embassy noted.