China 3 days on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan five times expressed strong opposition (Figure)
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China news agency, Beijing, January 9 – Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei on 9 U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, said when interviewed by the media, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan severely violated the three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the “August 17″ Communique principle, undermine China’s national security and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, China is firmly opposed. This position is consistent, clear and firm.
This is three days since the fifth time that the Chinese arms sales to the United States expressed strong opposition. Earlier, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu three times for this position, Defense Ministry spokesman Huang Xueping also requires the U.S. to respect China’s core interests, arms sales to Taiwan immediately removed the items. And said the Chinese side reserves the right to take further action.
He Yafei noted that the Obama administration took office, the joint efforts of both sides, Sino-US relations have maintained stable development momentum. This hard-won situation worth the two sides cherish. It should be noted that the Taiwan issue in Sino-US relations has always been the most important and most sensitive core issue. We hope the U.S. and China to earnestly implement the two leaders on the development of the new era of Sino-US relations reached important consensus and abide by the three Sino-US joint communiques and the “Joint Declaration” of principles, to strengthen dialogue in various fields, coordination and cooperation to promote healthy and stable development of Sino-US relations. We strongly urge the U.S. side to respect China’s core interests and major concerns, stop arms sales to Taiwan, so as not to damage the overall situation of Sino-US cooperation.
seven days, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu twice for this position. She pointed out that China strongly urges the U.S. side to recognize the serious harm of arms sales to Taiwan, to abandon Cold War thinking and abide by the three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the “August 17″ communiques, adhere to respect the major concerns China’s core interests and commitments, correct the error, stop arms sales to Taiwan so as not to damage the overall situation of Sino-US cooperation. China has also advised the company to stop promoting and participating in arms sales to Taiwan, not to do harm China’s sovereignty and security interests to do.
9, Jiang reiterated China’s position, stressing that the direction of the U.S. advanced weapons sales to Taiwan severely violated the three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the “August 17″ Communique principle, undermine China’s security interests and peace in the Taiwan Strait stability, and interfering in China’s internal affairs. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition, and has made solemn representations.
8, the Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Huang Xueping said China’s arms sales to Taiwan, the U.S. side expressed its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition. The United States insists on the continued implementation of the Bush administration’s arms sales to Taiwan, seriously damaged Sino-US military mutual trust, the improvement of Sino-US military relations and create a serious obstacle to development. China urges U.S. to respect China’s core interests, the project immediately removed the arms sales to Taiwan, stop US-Taiwan military ties, so as not to Sino-US military relations and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait caused further damage. The Chinese side reserves the right to take further action.
According to media reports, the U.S. government recently approved the Raytheon, Lockheed Martin executive in October 2008 the Bush administration announced sales programs to sell Taiwan a “Patriot” anti-missile system weapons and equipment.
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