China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan


China demanded Tuesday that the United States “immediately cancel” a potential sale of USD 2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles, adding fuel to tensions between the two powers.

It would be the first big-ticket US military sale to the democratically-governed island in decades, and comes as ties between Washington and Beijing are already strained by their trade war.

China has lodged formal complaints through diplomatic channels expressing “strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition” to the move, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.

The deal includes 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, 250 Stinger portable anti-aircraft missiles, related equipment and support at an estimated cost of just over USD 2.2 billion, according to the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Read More

You may also read!

India Likely Won’t be Allowed to Speak to Kulbhushan Jadhav in Private. Here’s Why.

When Kulbhushan Jadhav gets to meet an Indian government official for the first time in over three years, he

Read More...

First battle group to be along Pakistan border

An Indian Army Corps under the Western Command has been chosen to depute the first integrated battle group (IBG).

Read More...

An ally, a partner and American unilateralism: on the U.S. response to Turkey’s S-400 deal with Russia

The decision by the United States to terminate Turkey’s participation in the F-35 joint strike fighter project and its

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu