On January 21, the US State Department issued a notice sanctioning three Chinese entities engaged in missile technology dissemination activities under the Arms Export Control Act and Export Control Act of 1979.
For two years, these entities have been Rejected Under all new transfer licenses and US Government contracts, you are not allowed to export those products to the United States.
They include the First Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China’s leading aerospace defense agency, and its subunits and successors. China Aerospace Science and Industry Group (CASIC) 4th Academy and its subunits and successors. And Poly Technologies Incorporated (PTI) and its subunits and successors.
PTI is a subsidiary of the Beijing-based conglomerate Chinapoli Group Corporation, with hundreds of subsidiaries in a wide range of areas including construction, real estate, natural resources, fishing, entertainment and military.
It was founded in 1983 by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Affairs Department and China CITIC Bank.According to that Website, PTI is a large defense company licensed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Government to import and export a wide range of defense equipment for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, and anti-terrorism forces.
Also known as the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the CASC First Academy is CCP’s first R & D center for the aerospace industry and the oldest and largest center for the testing and manufacturing of missile weapons and rocket development.
Also known as the Aerospace Power Technology Laboratory, the CASIC Force Academy is CCP’s leading defense science research unit and the largest laboratory for the design, development, manufacture, and testing of solid rocket motors.
“China is strongly lamenting and strongly opposed to sanctions,” a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday, and China “is urging the United States to revoke the sanctions.”
Department spokesperson ThursdayKeeping in mind the continued increase in China’s nuclear capacity, he urged Beijing’s leadership to “contribute to arrangements to reduce nuclear risk, increase transparency and promote nuclear disarmament.”