China urges US to ‘immediately cancel’ arms sale to Taiwan

China urges US to ‘immediately cancel’ arms sale to Taiwan

China urged Washington Tuesday to “immediately cancel” the potential sale of $2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles.
The US State Department’s decision to greenlight the first big-ticket US military sale to the self-ruled democratic island in decades comes amid already strained ties between Washington and Beijing.
“The sale of weapons by the United States to Taiwan… seriously violates the one-China principle… grossly interferes in China’s internal affairs and undermines China’s sovereignty and security interests,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.
Source: Guardian Newspaper