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'Wrong Move': China Blasts $1.4B US-Taiwan Arms Deal

The timing is key

(Newser) - The State Department announced Thursday that the US has reached a $1.4 billion arms deal with Taiwan; a source tells CNN it includes the sale of advanced missiles and torpedoes and technical support for early warning radar. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense said Friday it is "sincerely grateful"... More »

China Fumes as US Hawks $1.8B in Weapons to Taiwan

It says transaction 'severely' damages China's sovereignty

(Newser) - The US stands by the "one-China" policy, but that doesn't mean it can't sell weapons directly to Taiwan, citing ithe Taiwan Relations Act to ensure Taiwan can adequately defend itself—and China isn't happy about it. The Obama administration announced a $1.8 billion arms package... More »

China May Suspend Some Military Exchanges With US

Beijing unhappy with Taiwan arms deal

(Newser) - China is making its displeasure known over the US’ recent arms deal with Taiwan , with officials indicating that they’ll be cancelling some agreed upon military exchanges with the US, reports the Wall Street Journal . While China hasn’t fully outlined what it will do, “I think they have... More »

China to US: Cancel Taiwan Arms Deal

...or else relations will be harmed, officials warn

(Newser) - China is harshly denouncing a US arms deal with Taiwan announced yesterday, calling for the US ambassador to China to protest the deal and warning that it will harm US-China ties if it is not canceled. The Obama administration notified Congress of the $5.8 billion plan yesterday; it would... More »

China Urges Obama Not to Meet Dalai Lama

Call it an 'excuse' to 'interfere in China's internal affairs

(Newser) - If Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama when he visits Washington this month, it’ll “seriously undermine the political foundations of Sino-US relations,” China warned the US today. With those relations already strained by the US weapons sale to Taiwan, meeting the Lama would “threaten trust... More »

Taiwan Arms Sale Signals Tougher Stance on China

Obama taking harder line after outreach fails

(Newser) - The White House has sent Beijing a clear message that making nice isn't working, and it's time to push back against increasing Chinese belligerence. President Obama's decision to sell $6 billion in arms to Taiwan is likely to be only the first of several run-ins the administration has with China... More »

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