China has strongly objected to the United States for approving proposed arms sales to Taiwan, warning that providing the self-ruled island with arms would breach Chinese sovereignty and do “severe damage” to bilateral relations with Washington.
The State Department approved the proposed sale to Taiwan of spare parts for military aircraft worth up to 330 million dollars.
The US Congress has 30 days to raise unlikely objections to the sale.
The deal, which covers parts for Taiwan’s F-16, C-130, F-5, Indigenous Defense Fighters, and other aircraft systems, was announced by US defense officials on Monday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reacted to the contract on Tuesday, saying Beijing had already lodged “stern representations” with Washington.
He said the Chinese government strongly opposed the planned arms sales, urging Washington to cancel the contract.
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