China vows to retaliate over US weapons sales to Taiwan
BEIJING/TAIPEI (CHINA/TAIWAN) -Incensed by the latest US sale of weapons to Taiwan, China on Thursday vowed to retaliate.
The Donald Trump government has bolstered its ties with Taiwan through arms sales and visits by high ranking officials, further fomenting tension between Beijing and Washington.
Responding to the US approving a potential $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said such sales should not take place as they “seriously interfere with China’s internal affairs, seriously damage China’s sovereignty and security interests, send a seriously wrong signal to Taiwan independence forces, and severely damage China-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.”.
“China will make a legitimate and necessary response according to how the situation develops,” he added.