- China Threatens U.S. With ‘Necessary Reaction’ for Selling Weapons to Taiwan, Warns India and Japan Over Territory
by TOM O’CONNOR, https://www.newsweek.com/
China has warned it would take new measures in response to a planned U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, a self-ruling island claimed by Beijing, which also called out Washington partners India and Japan over territorial disputes across Asia.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian decried the sale of three advanced weapons systems to Taiwan. He called it a violation of the longstanding agreements by which Washington has foregone direct ties with Taipei in favor of Beijing.
“The United States has seriously violated the one-China principle, and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiqués, especially the August 17 communique,” Zhao said, “by selling arms to Taiwan, seriously interfered in China’s internal affairs and seriously harmed China’s sovereignty and security interests.”