Original title: strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition! China demands us to withdraw arms sales from 330 million to Taiwan
[Global Times Special Reporter Zhang Mengxu Global Times Special Reporter Lei Lei in Taipei] The latest U.S. military sales case against Taiwan was announced on the 24th, and Taiwan's "Presidential Palace", "Ministry of Defense" and "Ministry of Foreign Affairs" immediately expressed their gratitude with one voice - "thank the U.S. government for the importance of Taiwan's national defense security." In fact, the $330 million is not conspicuous compared with other arms sales in recent years; the U.S. is selling only some fighter parts, not some high-end weapons. The island's media bluntly, "said the U. S. military sales to the national army'air defense upgrade', I am afraid too much to face the gold", the arms sale "political considerations over military significance. As the one-China principle is the political basis of Sino-US relations, the US actions have seriously damaged Sino-US relations and the stability of the Taiwan Strait. A spokesman for China's Ministry of national defense strongly urged the US side to withdraw its arms sales to Taiwan on 25 July.
The U.S. Department of State has approved a $330 million military sale to Taiwan, agreeing to sell F-16 fighters, C-130 transporters, F-5 fighters and spare parts of Jingguo fighters, as well as other necessary support systems to Taiwan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement Wednesday. "This arms sale case will help to enhance the security and defense capabilities of the recipients, as well as the foreign policy and national security of the United States, which is an important force for political stability, military balance and economic progress in the region." The defense defense cooperation bureau of the US Department of Defense said.
According to the US Congressional Research Service report, this is the smallest arms sale to Taiwan since the Bush Administration approved the sale of $125 million of anti-ship missiles to Taiwan in 2007.
Although the amount is not large, but also can not stop the excitement of the island's green camp media. "The U.S. announced $330 million in arms sales to Taiwan, and our air defense will be upgraded," Taiwan's "People's TV News Network" said, F-16 fighters across the sky at high speed, shouldering the heavy responsibility of defending Taiwan's maritime security, now the U.S. side to help, its defense capabilities may be upgraded. The Pentagon has agreed to sell military aircraft parts to Taiwan, which is understood to be "red zone equipment" such as avionics. According to the difficulty of acquisition and manufacture of weapons and equipment, Taiwan can be divided into "green area", "yellow area" and "red area". The "red area" is a highly sensitive equipment and technology without research and development capability. Shi Xiaowei, an expert on Taiwan's military affairs, said that many of the spare parts that are regularly updated are electronic or mechanical equipment, such as Taiwan's C-130 transport aircraft. Once it really enters the actual combat, it is basically a dish in the air, and anyone can play it without knowing it. This time, if there is "red zone equipment" related to C-130, this situation can be improved.
Taiwan's "wake-up" newspaper said that Taiwan has been using these models since 1996, so it will not be difficult to absorb these equipment and technology. In this regard, some netizens in Taiwan mocked that the move was "Kai Zi bought expired weapons".
According to Taiwan media analysis, the three generations of fighters, such as F-16A/B, Mirage 2000, Jingguo, etc., were mostly purchased in the late 1990s. They are almost 20 years old and have limited combat effectiveness. Compared with the advanced fighters in the mainland, it is no longer at a level. Therefore, these arms purchases can not make Taiwan's capability any significant improvement.
"I'm afraid the US military sales have made the national army's air defense upgrade too much money on the face," Taiwan's "Lianhe Daily" commented on the 25th that, from the project and data released by the US side, it is the five-year spare accessories of the four military aircraft, and did not mention any upgrade. Therefore, this wave of arms sales will only enable these four military aircraft to run smoothly and spare parts in the next 5 years.
The US issued a 330 million dollar arms sales plan to the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs.
Q: It is reported that the Defense Security Agency of the US Department of Defense informed the US Congress on September 25 that it planned to sell weapons and equipment worth about $330 million to Taiwan, including military aircraft spare parts and related logistical support. What is China's comment on this?
A: The sale of weapons by the United States to Taiwan is a serious violation of international law and the basic norms of international relations, a serious violation of the one-China principle and the principles of the three Sino-US joint communiques, and an injury to China's sovereignty and security interests. China has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the US plan to sell Taiwan weapons and has made solemn representations to the US.
It must be emphasized that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. No one can shake the firm will and determination of the Chinese government and people to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose foreign interference. China urges the United States to strictly abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, immediately withdraw the above-mentioned arms sales plan to Taiwan and stop US-Taiwan military ties so as to avoid further damage to Sino-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Ren Guoqiang, spokesman of the Ministry of defense, asked reporters about the sale of weapons to Taiwan.
Q: According to media reports, the United States sells about $330 million of weapons and equipment to Taiwan, including fighter equipment accessories and related support systems. What is the Chinese Army's comment on this?
A: On September 25, the U.S. government informed Congress of its decision to sell arms and equipment to Taiwan totaling about $330 million. The Chinese Army expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the United States and made solemn representations to the United States.
Taiwan is a part of China, and the one-China principle is the political basis of Sino-US relations. We firmly oppose the sale of Taiwan weapons by the United States. The actions of the United States seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, interfere in China's internal affairs, damage China's sovereignty and security interests, and seriously damage Sino-US military relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
The determination of the Chinese army to safeguard state sovereignty and territorial integrity is unwavering. We strongly urge the US side to abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, immediately cancel the arms sales to Taiwan, stop the arms sales to Taiwan and the US-Taiwan military contacts, so as to avoid further damage to Sino-US military relations and the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.
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