China airs concern at US missile fuses shipment to TaiwanMarch 26th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
Beijing, March 26 (Xinhua) China Wednesday voiced deep concern and discontent over mistaken shipment by the US of cone-shaped fuses for intercontinental ballistic missiles to Taiwan. “We have expressed deep concern and strong discontent on this incident and lodged representation with the US side,” foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said here.
Media reports said the US defence department had mistakenly shipped four cone-shaped fuses for intercontinental ballistic missiles to Taiwan in 2006. Washington is making arrangements for the return of the fuses.
“We demand the US side conduct a thorough investigation into this incident, promptly come up with truthful and detailed information for the Chinese side and eradicate the negative impact and evil consequences hence incurred,” Qin told reporters.
He urged the US side to adhere to the Aug 17 Sino-US joint communiqu