Beijing has vowed to retaliate against Washington over the approval of the first arms sale to Taiwan by the administration of US President Joe Biden, Report informs, citing foreign media.
The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that the US$750 million arms sales package, which includes 40 self-propelled artillery units, was a serious infringement of China’s sovereignty and security interests.
“It is sending a wrong signal to Taiwanese independence forces and causing serious damage to China-US relations and the stability of the Taiwan Strait. China resolutely opposes the sale and has made a solemn representation to the US,” it said.
“China will take countermeasures to defend its legitimate interests.”