Saturday, January 30, 2010

China Protests US Arms Sales to Taiwan

The US sold $6.4 billion dollars worth of weapons to Taiwan, and China is predictably unhappy about it. It is a an important move though, to show China we will not abandon Taiwan; the appearance of which could spark a major skirmish between China and the United States.

"China on Friday protested the US decision to sell 6.4 billion dollars in weapons to Taiwan and warned of "serious" damage to relations and cooperation with Washington.

China's Vice Foreign Minister He Yafai made an urgent official demarche to the US ambassador in Beijing, Jon Huntsman, in the early hours Saturday local time, Wang Baodong, spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, told AFP.

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