Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang, that China will retaliate against U.S. companies involved in recent arms sale to Taiwan to safeguard its national interests.
Beijing will impose sanctions on relevant U.S. enterprises as a response to Washington’s huge arms sale on Monday. The U.S. Department of State has approved the deal worth $2.2 billion with Taiwan.
It was a serious violation of international law and the basic norms governing international relations, the spokesman said and added it was also a serious violation of the one-China policy.
In 1949, Chinese nationalist leaders fled to Taiwan to establish what they called “nationalist China” when Mao Zedong came to power. China, which does not accept Taiwan’s independence, argues that this island is its breakaway province since then.
China regards Taiwan as part of its territory in line with its one-China policy.
In 1979, the USA recognized the People’s Republic of China as the “legitimate authority representing China” by adopting the “One-China” policy.
However, the U.S. maintains relations with Taiwan unofficially. It sells weapons worth billions of dollar each year to Taiwan.
Anadolu Agency / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2019.