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China summons US ambassador over sanctions move

Sep 22, 2018 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - China's foreign ministry on Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.

The ministry's statement issued via state media gave no details, although the ministry earlier demanded the sanctions be revoked.

China's purchase of the weapons from Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter, violated a 2017 law intended to punish the governmen...