Terry Branstad, the US Ambassador to China, was summoned by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday over new sanctions that were imposed after Beijing procured military equipment from Russia. Photo: Bloomberg

Tension escalates as China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Beijing also recalled naval chief from US and postponed a three-day bilateral military dialogue in Beijing in order to protest sanctions imposed over purchase of Russian military equipment

Topic |   US-China relations

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Terry Branstad, the US Ambassador to China, was summoned by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday over new sanctions that were imposed after Beijing procured military equipment from Russia. Photo: Bloomberg
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.