Chinese People’s Liberation Army Major General said the United States reluctant to respond for only Patriot missile units
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published January 8, according to the “Global Times,” Reuters reported on the 7th, the U.S. Institute in Taiwan Taipei Office that the United States Department of Defense on Wednesday night announced that it will start to sell Taiwan the “Patriot” air defense missile program that allows Lockheed Martin to sell Taiwan ? specific unknown number of Patriot missiles.
arms sales to Taiwan troubled Sino-US relations for decades, the United States this dry time, China has opposed one, overall, China’s courage in U.S. crash smaller, more scruples than before, but the United States is still open now become the only country to sell weapons to Taiwan. Professor Shi Renmin University of China 7, “Global Times” said that Obama took office only a year on arms sales to Taiwan will certainly be met with China’s firm opposition. Compared with the previous expectations, this played no small arms sales to the discount, not including Obama announced the indefinite shelving of F-16 fighters, and no submarines, Black Hawk helicopters. “Obama is doing a bad thing, but he also wanted to control things in the not too large range, the effect limited to a minimum.”
PLA Major General Xu Guangyu, “Global Times” reporter says From this point of view that the scale of arms sales to Taiwan, the United States adopted a compromise, compromise. Some time ago the United States put a lot of wind, said to be selling submarine technology, Black Hawk helicopters. The only announced to sell the “Patriot” missile defense weapons in this obviously reluctant, want to reduce the intensity of the reaction in China, indicating that mainland China’s pressure play a role.
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