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China Strongly Opposes the Announcement of the US to Sell Arms to Taiwan

2015/12/17

On December 16, 2015, the US government announced an arms sale of about 1.83 billion USD to Taiwan. On the same day, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang was ordered to summon Charge d'Affaires ad Interim Kaye A. Lee of the US Embassy in China, lodging a solemn representation with the US.

Zheng Zeguang pointed out that Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory. China resolutely opposes the US to sell arms to Taiwan. The arms sale from the US to Taiwan severely violates the international law, the basic norms governing international relations and the principle of the three joint communiqués between China and the US, and severely damages China's sovereignty and security interests. To safeguard national interests, China decided to take necessary measures including imposing sanctions on the US enterprises selling arms to Taiwan this time.

Zheng Zeguang stressed that no one can shake the strong will of the Chinese government and people to safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose external intervention. China urges the US side to abide by its definite commitments in the three joint communiqués to revoke its plan to sell arms to Taiwan and stop its military contacts with Taiwan, so as to prevent further damage to China-US relations and bilateral cooperation in key fields.

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