China yesterday warned Washington not to treat Taiwan as a "protectorate of the United States" and again slammed the possible sale of advanced US-built air-to-air missiles to the island. A foreign ministry spokesman said Beijing was concerned about reports that the US was considering delivering 120 AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles to Taiwan. "Taiwan is not a protectorate of the United States," Liu Jianchao told reporters. "Arms sales to Taiwan seriously interfere with China's internal affairs and put up obstacles to the efforts of the Chinese government to bring about reunification," he said.
Home / Taiwan Quick Take
Fri, Jul 12, 2002 - Page 3 News List
Beijing blasts missile sale
This story has been viewed 2599 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2016-07-17 to 2016-07-24
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1NASA orders lunar lander from Taiwan
2Police arrest suspects in First Bank ATM robbery
3Hong Kongers look to emigrate to Taiwan, elsewhere
4Netizens apologize to ‘almighty China’ as part of contest
5Philippines rejects Beijing’s conditions for talks over sea