China firmly opposes U.S. arms sale to Taiwan: spokesperson

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-09 00:33:47|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday voiced strong opposition to the U.S. sale of military communications systems to Taiwan.

"We urge the United States to stay committed to the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques, especially the August 17 Communique, and stop sending out wrong signals to 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces," said Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

The Democratic Progressive Party authorities in Taiwan have constantly shelled out money for weapons from the United States, which would otherwise have been spent on improving people's livelihood, said Zhu.

They are attempting to resist reunification with military buildup and are doomed to fail, she added.

Approved by the U.S. Department of State, the new arms deal is estimated to be worth 280 million U.S. dollars. Enditem