The United State Department on Monday approved the possible arms sales to Taiwan
estimated at two-point-two billion dollars despite Chinese criticism of the deal.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement that it has notified Congress
of the possible arms sale, which it said could also include mounted machine guns,
ammunition, Hercules armored vehicles for recovering inoperative tanks, heavy equipment
transporters and related support.
Meanwhile China has urged Washington to immediately cancel the potential sale.
China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang said that the sale of weapons by the United
States to Taiwan seriously violates the one-China principle, grossly interferes in China’s
internal affairs and undermines China’s sovereignty and security interests.
Geng revealed that China has already lodged formal complaints through diplomatic channels
expressing strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the move.