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China urges US to 'immediately cancel' $2-billion arms sale to Taiwan

The sale of weapons by the United States to Taiwan seriously violates the one-China principle, says Beijing

AFP | PTI  |  Beijing 

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China urged Washington Tuesday to "immediately cancel" the potential sale of USD 2.2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles.

"The sale of weapons by the United States to .. seriously violates the one-China principle... grossly interferes in China's internal affairs and undermines China's sovereignty and security interests," said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

First Published: Tue, July 09 2019. 13:40 IST