China rejects US arms shipment to Taiwan | News

China rejected this Thursday the shipment of weapons to Taiwan by the United States Government (USA) and in this regard it stated that it will take measures in order to maintain the principle of one China.


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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a press conference that “US arms sales to China’s Taiwan region seriously violate the one-China principle.”

He said they also violate “the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiqués, especially the August 17 Communiqué, (and) seriously undermine China’s sovereignty and security interests.”

Similarly, the Foreign Ministry spokesman added that these actions affect the state of bilateral relations with the US and exacerbate the contradictions in the Asian region.

Likewise, Lijian urged the West to respect the historical principle of one China, as well as sovereignty and territorial integrity by discontinuing the plan to send weapons to the Chinese island.

In this sense, the Beijing diplomat assured: “China will continue to take firm and energetic measures to resolutely defend its sovereignty and its security interests” if Washington continues with its interventionist policy.

The spokesman stressed that the Chinese armed forces have the ability and willingness to respond to provocations and threats launched from abroad to promote separatist attempts.

In line with this, the Chinese Ministry of Defense decided to increase the number of military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, while appealing to the legitimacy of international law in order to protect the integrity of its territory.