On June 30, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said that sale of arms to Taiwan will undermine mutual trust between China and the US, Interfax-Military News Agency reports.
“And all these actions – sanctions against Chinese companies and especially arms sales to Taiwan – will certainly undermine the mutual confidence between the two sides and runs counter to the spirit of the Mar-a-Lago summit,” Ambassador Cui Tiankai said at one of the receptions in Washington.
This reaction followed the decision of the US State Department on June 29 to sell Taiwan early warning radars, high-speed anti-radar missiles, torpedoes, and missile components at a total cost of $1.42 billion. The Chinese side also reacted negatively against the US Department of the Treasury’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies working with North Korea.
Additionally, China strongly condemned the bill recently passed by the Senate allowing US Navy ships to enter Taiwanese ports. Of note, these entries ended back in 1979 after the US acknowledged Mainland China as the only legitimate representative of the Chinese people.
On April 6-7 Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach hosted a US-China summit, dedicated to two important topics: economic cooperation and North Korea. It was during these “productive” and “positive” Chinese-American meetings that Donald Trump ordered a missile attack on a Syrian airbase.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency