Arms Sales Opposition
A spokesperson for the Chinese military said that it was strongly dissatisfied with, and resolutely opposed, the planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.
“The Chinese military lodges solemn representations to the
U.S. side over the move,” said Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense.
Ren’s comment came after the U.S. Government informed Congress of its decision to sell weapons worth about $330 million to Taiwan on September 25.
“Taiwan is a part of China and the one-china principle is the political foundation of the China-u.s. relationship,” Ren said.
“The U.S. move has severely violated the one-china principle and regulations of three Sino-u.s.