The Defense Post
September 15, 2023
Beijing said Friday it was sanctioning two US defense companies, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, over their roles in supplying arms to Taiwan.
The United States Congress, under the Taiwan Relations Act, requires the supply of weapons to the self-governing democracy for its defense.
US administrations had done so through sales rather than direct aid, but in August Washington for the first time approved direct US military aid to Taiwan under an assistance program aimed at foreign governments.