Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian halted the sale of three advanced weapon systems to Taiwan. He called it a violation of long-term agreements by which Washington has established a direct relationship with Beijing in favor of Beijing with Taipei.
Zhao intervened more seriously in China’s internal affairs by selling arms to Taiwan, saying, “The United States has violated the one-China doctrine, and especially the Sino-US joint communiqué in the August 17 Dialogue Has violated the provisions of “. Damaged China’s sovereignty and security interests. ”
“China strongly opposed it,” he warned, “calling on behalf of the US”, to fully recognize the very pernicious nature of its arms sales to Taiwan, following the One-China doctrine And the three Sino-US United Communist provisions immediately cancel all arms sales to Taiwan, and prevent Taiwan from military relations between the United States and Taiwan. ”
Without specifying, Zhao said otherwise the Washington decision would have consequences.
“China will give a valid and necessary response in view of the development of the situation,” Zhao said.
There were reports of the passage of three informal congressional notifications for alleged leadership of the House Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, with several outlets such as Reuters The mountain And Defense News reported.
A House Foreign Affairs Committee aide, a congressional aide and a source familiar with the information confirmed Newsweek That Capitol Hill received three sales notices over the weekend.
Aide to the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that this committee is “willing to support the sale”, as well as will support any additional sales that help strengthen Taiwan’s defense capability. Newsweek.
The equipment involved included a Lockheed Martin-developed multiple launch warhead, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, Boeing-built long-range air-to-surface cruise missiles called the SLAM-ER, and the exterior for the F-16 fighter. Sensor Sensor Jets.
Shortly after, this news broke Newsweek Reported on Taiwan’s drive for more domestically produced and US manufactured weapons to prevent a possible Chinese attack.
“Taiwan will continue to increase investment in its defenses with security challenges,” said Andrew Yang, spokesman for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. Newsweek At that time. “Taiwan will seek security cooperation with the United States to build its defense systems that are cost-effective but lethal to alleviate any pain.”
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has also vowed to build and buy a more powerful stronghold during the National Day celebrations over the weekend. It promised to protect the island by calling for talks with the mainland, which continued to raise temperatures across the disputed strait by sending Y-8 anti-submarine warplanes to the air defense detection zone claimed by Taiwan.
Chinese forces have conducted military exercises officially dividing the People’s Republic along the coast and from the island, officially calling themselves Republic of China.
Since losing the Civil War to the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, Taiwan’s diplomatic relations have shrunk to just 14 countries, a decline that opened up economically to Beijing and China gained a United Nations seat in the 1970s. I came across But the US is still associated with Taiwan as a security partner, and these informal ties have expanded under President Donald Trump’s administration. But neither he nor his officials have so far broken the strategic ambiguity as to whether the US will come to Taiwan’s aid in the event of China being reinvigorated by force.
Faced on Friday with radio host Hugh Hewett’s questions about US commitments to Taiwan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to live up to agreements such as “arms sales to Taiwan” and to ensure freedom of navigation ” Reiterated the will of our army “. Around Taiwan, “even though they attracted anger from China.
“These are the obligations that the United States must undertake and undertake,” Pompeo said. “We believe this is a point of conflict with the Chinese Communist Party. We do not want that. We want peace. But we are going to make sure that we fulfill all the obligations that we have for Taiwan . “
China is also involved in other disputes in the region with the US as well as the growing countries.
Bilateral efforts are underway to end the bloody standoff between the Chinese and Indian forces at a Himalayan crossing point between China-administered Aksai Chin and India-administered Ladakh. The two sides met on Tuesday for the seventh round of military talks at Chushul, a village in India’s control.
A joint statement was sent to Newsweek An “intense, thorough and constructive exchange of views on disintegration along the Line of Actual Control in the western region of the India-China border areas” is described by an Indian defense officer.
“They thought these discussions were positive, constructive and enhanced understanding of each other’s positions,” the statement said. “Both sides agreed to maintain dialogue and communication through military and diplomatic channels, and arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to disagreements as soon as possible.”
The two armed forces agreed “not to twist differences in disputes by the leaders of the two countries, and to apply the critical understanding reached jointly to protect peace and tranquility in the border areas”. ”
But a harsh tone came from Beijing, where Zhao condemned New Delhi’s decision to build a series of bridges providing all-weather access to the disputed border area with China. He called it a possible violation of their recent consensus and demanded an India Transformation Course.
“For some time, the Indian side has been advancing infrastructure construction and military deployment along the border with China. This is the root cause of tension,” Zhao said. “We urge the Indian side to enforce a consensus by both sides, to refrain from taking action that would complicate the situation, and take concrete measures to protect peace and tranquility on the border.”
Beijing and New Delhi once went to war over their undefined border in the 1960s and have been colliding from time to time since. The latest skirmishes, which became fatal in June, have proved worse over the decades, and as the US has sought in India’s court in efforts to contain China’s regional currency.
Japan is also involved in these efforts, as they are currently locked in their own regional competition with China, at sea.
Chinese fishing vessels have regularly sailed near the summit islands of the East China Sea. Japan administers these islands, which they call Senkaku, but the Chinese government also claims them under their own name, Diaoyu. The latest activity has continued for a record breaking period and includes an actual breach of the Japanese maritime border announced on Sunday.
“Such an attempt to change the status quo is unacceptable,” Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo told reporters on Tuesday. “But in relation to the situation around the Senkaku Islands, Japan’s territory will continue to respond peacefully so as not to escalate the situation unnecessarily,”
In Beijing, Zhao was also opposed to this regional matter.
“Diyou Dao and its allied islands are the underlying regions of China,” Zhao said at a press briefing on Tuesday. “Controlling and carrying out law enforcement activities in the relevant waters is also an inherent right of China. The Japanese side must respect this.”
Issues of the East China Sea surfaced on Monday in Tokyo between Kishi and his counterpart, Australia’s fourth member of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. At the gathering, Pompeo stated that it was necessary that the US, Australia, India and Japan “cooperate to protect our people and partners from the exploitation, corruption and coercion of the CCP.”
Beijing’s embassy in Washington sends Pompio’s position in a response Newsweek.
A spokesman for the Chinese embassy said, “China is committed to the path of peaceful development and firmly protects its sovereignty, security and development interests.”
At the same time, the spokesperson said, it is committed to resolving differences with other countries through dialogue and consultation. “This is what we say and also what we do. We do not accept reckless swearing and baseless allegations against China.”
The article has been updated to include commentary by a House Foreign Affairs Committee affiliate that confirmed the approval of three US weapons systems to sell to Taiwan.