China urges U.S. to terminate arms sales to Taiwan

Fiel – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin is pictured. (Reuters Photo)

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UPDATED 7:45 AM PT – Friday, November 6, 2020

China recently pushed back on the U.S. regarding aid given to Taiwan. On Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, spoke out against the potential drone sale deal. This followed the State Department’s Tuesday announcement confirming they cleared a potential sale of U.S. aerial drones to Taiwan.

The weapons sale would anger China even further amid a series of already rising tensions between Washington and Beijing. China has vowed to take Taiwan under control and has urged the U.S. to withdraw the move.

“We urge the U.S. to abide by the One-China principle and the Three Joint Communiqués, terminate arms sales and military contact with Taiwan,” Wenbin stated. “And immediately cancel the plans of arms sales to Taiwan to avoid further harm to bilateral relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan strait.”

Moving forward, China has threatened to take “legitimate and necessary responses in light of the changing developments.”

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