Sunday, January 31, 2010

Blowback From China On US Military Sales To Taiwan Continues

A handout photograph released on January 30, 2010 shows M60A3 tanks during an exercise in Taiwan on November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Taiwan Military News Agency/Handout

Beijing Says US Arms Sale to Taiwan Harms China's National Security -- Voice of America

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister summons U.S. Ambassador in Beijing Saturday to lodge a protest.

China's foreign minister says U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan harm China's national security and its reunification efforts.

In remarks reported Sunday, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said in Cyprus Saturday that China firmly opposes the move, which he said runs counter to the U.S. commitment to support the peaceful growth of cross-Strait relations.

A U.S. State Department spokesman (P.J. Crowley) said Saturday that U.S. policy toward Taiwan contributes to stability and security in the region.

U.S. officials announced Friday plans to sell Taiwan $6.4 billion in military equipment.

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More News On U.S. - China Disagreements On Military Sales To Taiwan

China retaliates over US arms deal with Taiwan -- Sydney Morning Herald
China Says U.S. Arms Sales To Taiwan Hurt National Security -- Radio Free Europe
China threatens sanctions over arms sale to Taiwan -- L.A. Times
China threatens sanctions over U.S. arms deal -- CNN
China responds angrily to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan -- McClatchy News
U.S. assessing sale of fighters, subs to Taiwan -- China post
China Angry Over U.S. Arms Supply To Taiwan -- RTT News
China responds angrily to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan -- McClatchy News
U.S. Deal With Taiwan Has China Retaliating -- New York Times
China threatens US arms companies -- Financial Times
China fumes at US arms sale to Taiwan -- The Guardian
US defends $6.4bn weapons sale to Taiwan -- BBC
US expresses 'regret' at China suspending military exchanges -- AFP
US defends $6.4bn Taiwan arms deal as China threatens sanctions -- Times Online
SCENARIOS-How could China hit back at U.S. arms sales to Taiwan? -- Reuters
China's strident tone raises concerns among Western governments, analysts -- Washington Post
FACTBOX - How China and Taiwan square off militarily -- Reuters

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