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Chinese defense ministry opposes planned U.S. drone sale to Taiwan

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 08:22, November 05, 2020

BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese military spokesperson Wednesday firmly opposed and strongly condemned the plan approved by the U.S. State Department to sell aerial drones to Taiwan.

Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, said the sale of U.S. arms to Taiwan is a serious violation of the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. Joint Communiques.

The act severely jeopardizes China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, challenges China's core interests, and undermines the relations between the two countries and the two militaries as well as peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, Wu added.

The Taiwan question bears on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and concerns China's core interests, which allows no foreign interference, the spokesperson noted.

Any attempt to contain China with the Taiwan question or refuse reunification with the use of force is nothing but kicking against the pricks and will lead nowhere, Wu said.

The U.S. side is urged to immediately cancel any arms sale plan, and cease arms sales to Taiwan and military contact with the island to avoid incalculable damage to bilateral ties and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, Wu said.



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