Friday, June 30, 2017

China 'outraged' by US arms sales to Taiwan

China urged the United States to revoke immediately its "wrong decision" to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a "consensus" President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in April in Florida.

The sales would send a very wrong message to "Taiwan independence" forces, China's embassy in Washington said in a statement. "The Chinese government and Chinese people have every right to be outraged," the embassy said. The United States is the sole arms supplier to Taiwan.