China urges US to withdraw $330 million sale and military contacts with Taiwan. The US State Department has confirmed the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, inciting China to caution on Tuesday that the move imperiled Sino-US collaboration.
US military deals to self-ruled Taiwan, which China guarantees as its region, is an aggravation in the relations between the world’s two biggest economies. Taiwan would at present need to settle points of interest of the deal with US organizations.
Chinese Foreign Ministry representative Geng Shuang said that US arms deals to Taiwan were a genuine breech of worldwide law and harmed Chinese sovereignty and security interests. China emphatically contradicts the planned arms deals and has just held up ‘stern representations’ with the United States, Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing.
China asks the United States to pull back the arranged deal and stop military contacts with Taiwan, to keep away from genuine damage to both Sino-US participation in major regions, and peace and security in the Taiwan strait.
Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement issued on Monday, “This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security and defensive capability of the recipient, which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region.”