Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning today called on the United States to stop selling arms to Taiwan, cut off military contacts with it, and adhere to the one-China principle.
Xinhua quoted Mao as saying in a press conference in response to the US State Department's decision yesterday to approve the sale of new weapons to Taiwan: "We call on the United States to abide by the one-China principle and the three joint communiqués between China and the United States, stop selling arms to Taiwan and cut off communications." Military with it, and stop creating new factors that might lead to tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
Mao affirmed her country's firm opposition to such sales, which violate the one-China principle and "undermine the country's sovereignty and security interests, and harm Sino-American relations as well as peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait."
Mao stressed that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and that the separatist activities carried out by the Democratic Progressive Party authority for the sake of the so-called “Taiwan independence” and the US attempts to use Taiwan with the aim of containing China are the main causes of tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
And the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed yesterday that the Taiwan issue is an absolute internal matter for China, calling on the United States to stop crossing its borders, and to stop sowing chaos and trying to mislead the world on this issue.
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