China has said it is “outraged” over US economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the US cancel the measure.
A Chinese military agency and its director are facing US sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department has announced.
China has said it will take “counter-measures” over US president Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on 200 billion dollars (£152 billion) of Chinese imports.
The Trump administration is imposing tariffs on 200 billion dollars (£150 billion) more in Chinese goods, starting next week.
Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines.
Typhoon Mangkhut roared towards densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after wreaking havoc across the northern Philippines and leaving at least 28 people dead.
Vladimir Putin has insisted Russia is a “peaceful nation” after inspecting war games in Siberia which have been billed as the biggest in the country’s history.
Moscow and Beijing plan to conduct regular joint war games similar to massive ones being held this week, Russia’s defence minister said.
Oil prices ticked higher on Tuesday as investors feared a shortage in the wake of Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iran and expected hurricanes in the US.
Russia has launched its largest military exercise since the Cold War, with war games that will also involve thousands of Chinese troops in a show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing.