China has more countermeasures if US endangers its interests: state media

FILE PHOTO: Illustration shows U.S. and Chinese flags

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has more powerful countermeasures, if the United States continues to violate and endanger the country's sovereignty and security interests on core issues, or squeeze the development of Chinese firms, state media said on Friday.

The remarks came from a social media post from Yuyuan Tantian, which is affiliated with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, that quoted sources with government knowledge on foreign policy.

The United States on Wednesday accused China's leadership of supporting Russia's war in Ukraine and warned that Beijing could face further sanctions in response from the United States and other NATO countries.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Bernard Orr; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)