China urges US to stop arms sales to Taiwan

November 14th, 2007 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): China has urged the United States to immediately cancel arms sale programs, stop arms sales and military links with Taiwan.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao was quoted by the official Xinhua news agency as saying that China firmly opposes to arms sales by the US to Taiwan, and had already forwarded strong representations to Washington in this regard.
China urged the United States to take actual actions to carry out the three China-US joint communiques, honour its commitment made to China on the issue of Taiwan, and stop sending any misleading signals to the separatist forces seeking for Taiwan Independence, Liu said, affirming that China reserved rights for taking further measures.
Noting that the Taiwan situation is highly complicated and sensitive, Liu said Chen Shui-bian’s obstinate promotion of a “referendum” on Taiwan’s bid to enter the United Nations, seeking membership in the UN under the name of Taiwan as well as other separatist activities attempting for Taiwan independence seriously threatened the peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits. (ANI)

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