Withdraw Arms Sales To Taiwan: China Tells US

  • Our Bureau
  • 08:15 AM, July 9, 2019
  • 2346
Withdraw Arms Sales To Taiwan: China Tells US

Opposing United States’ approval for Taiwan’s request to buy $2.2 Billion worth defense hardware, the Chinese foreign ministry has asked Washington to scrap the deal.

“China strongly opposes the action,” Geng Shuang, foreign ministry spokesman said, soon after US okayed the deal.

The US State Department approved a Foreign Military Sale to Taipei of 108 M1A2T Abrams Tanks, 254 Stinger man portable missiles and related equipment worth $2.223 Billion on Tuesday.  

China has been threatening to invade Taiwan and has been practicing an air and ground assault involving aircraft, helicopters and amphibious tanks. 

"Sales of US weapons to Taiwan are a serious violation of international law and basic norms regulating international relations. This violates the ‘One-China’ policy and three joint US-Chinese communiques. This is also a serious interference in China's domestic affairs, which damages its sovereignty and its security interests. We express protest over these actions," Geng added.

America’s move of approving the arms sale to the island nation it doesn’t consider sovereign, has infuriated China. Beijing views the island as its province, while Taiwan has been governed independently from mainland country since 1949, maintaining political and economic relations with several other countries.

Also Read

US Approves $2.22B Sale of M1A2T Abrams Tanks, Stinger Missiles to Taiwan...

July 9, 2019 @ 03:14 AM

Taiwan Requests $2Billion Worth Arms From USA

June 6, 2019 @ 08:42 AM

Taiwan Requests $500M Worth F-16 Pilot Training from USA

April 16, 2019 @ 01:20 PM

North Korea Attempts To Sell Submarine Technology To Taiwan: Report

April 10, 2019 @ 03:56 PM

Taiwan Targets China's Drone Export Market With Two New Drones

August 16, 2019 @ 10:19 AM

US Dragging its Feet on Selling F-16V Jets to Taiwan

August 16, 2019 @ 09:47 AM

China Conducts Military Drills On Its ‘South-East Coast’

July 15, 2019 @ 12:35 PM

Huawei talking to Russian Information Security Firms For Hardware, OS Cooperation

July 12, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

Sri Lankan Navy Receives Frigate Donated by China

July 11, 2019 @ 11:32 AM

Chinese Aircraft Manufacturer Teases Flying Wing Stealth Drone

July 10, 2019 @ 12:51 PM