Arms Sales Op­po­si­tion

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK SOCIETY -

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.

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