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China expresses strong dissatisfaction with US arms sales to Taiwan


China threatens countermeasures against companies that sell arms to Taiwan after the United States signed a $300 million deal to strengthen the defense of the island of Taiwan. to strengthen the defense of the island of Taiwan. This is reported by UNN with reference to the information of the Xinhua news agency.


Details

The day before, the spokesman for the of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wang Wenbin, during a press briefing that the Chinese government expresses strong opposition to the United States over the sale of arms to Taiwan.

China deplores and strongly opposes this, and has made solemn demarches to the US side

- Wang said.


Having announced another arms sale to the Chinese region of Taiwan, the United States, according to Wang Wenbin, the United States has grossly violated the one-China principle and the terms of the three Sino-US relations. The Chinese official also noted that this step seriously undermines China's sovereignty and security interests, harms peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

We will take retaliatory action against companies that sell arms to Taiwan

- said Wang Wenbin.


US position

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the Biden administration perceives China as a significant threat, outlining a policy aimed at countering China's influence. At the same time, the official noted the importance of U.S.-China relations. It should be noted that after President Biden's visits to South Korea and Japan, despite statements of support for defending Taiwan from the PRC, Blinken reaffirmed the "one China" policy.


Addendum

The Taiwan issue is extremely sensitive in China. Beijing claims the island with a population of 23 million people, which has been governed since 1949 by a system rivaling China's, and close to the United States. The Chinese authorities regularly issue warnings against any US decision that is perceived as supporting the island's formal independence.


In September, Beijing imposed sanctions on US defense giants Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for selling weapons to Taiwan.


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