If you recall last year when President Trump placed still sanctions on North Korea, there were reports that China was violating those sanctions, even though they agreed to help Trump with North Korea.
There is no secret that there is no love lost between China and the US, which explains why they would cross the US to support their long-time allies.
Trump’s administration had placed sanctions on Russia for their actions, which many still claim were illegal, in the Ukraine.
It’s has now been learned that despite the sanctions on Russia, China went ahead and purchased 10 Russian Kukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and some S-400 missiles from Russia, clear violations of the sanctions on Russia.
Consequently, the Trump administration slapped China with sanctions as a result, further angering their leadership.
(BBC) – The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its purchasing of Russian military jets and surface-to-air missiles.
It says such purchases contravene US sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in US politics.
China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles.
Beijing has not joined in the sanctions imposed on Moscow by the US and its Western allies since 2014.
Relations between the US and Russia deteriorated rapidly after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014…
Some are questioning the legality of the new sanctions, which are mostly directed at Russia.
In 2017, Congress passed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (Caatsa).
The purpose of Caatsa was to allow Trump to target Iran, North Korea and Russia with both political and economic sanctions.
On Thursday, President Trump issued an executive order allowing for the new sanctions to be placed on China due to their violation of the sanctions on Russia.
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