China demanded that the U.S. should scrap its deal with Taiwan on providing arms worth $108 million and halt military cooperation with Taipei, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei said yesterday.
China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and urges the United States to revoke the arms sales plan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said during Monday’s press conference.
“China demands that the U.S. immediately withdraw its plan to sell weapons to Taiwan, and cut off all military ties with the island; otherwise, the responsibility for the destruction of relations between Beijing and Washington, as well as peace and stability in Taiwan, will fall entirely on the United States,” Tan Kefei said, as quoted by the ministry and reported by Sputnik News Agency.
Earlier in July, the U.S. State Department approved selling military equipment worth $108 million to Taiwan. This will be the 5th arms sale to the Taiwan region since Joe Biden took office in January 2021.
The Pentagon said on Friday that the U.S. State Department had approved the potential sale of military-technical assistance to Taiwan worth an estimated $108 million.