“We are expressing serious discontent and strong protest against the US intentions to supply weapons to Taiwan. Such actions threaten the sovereignty of the PRC and the interests of national security,” the diplomat said.
He also added that "Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory." "We urge the American side to act in accordance with the principles of the three joint communiqués. The US should immediately abandon its weapons supply plans and stop military contacts with Taiwan to avoid serious damage to China-US relations, peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and China in other important areas, "- said the representative of the Foreign Ministry.
On Monday, the United States decided to sell parts for Taiwan F-16 fighter jets, C-130 transport aircraft, F-5 fighter jets, as well as Taiwanese-made IDF fighters. As part of the transaction for a total amount of $ 330 million, Taiwan will receive various parts and related equipment.
On August 13, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, signed the defense budget for the 2019 fiscal year (starting October 1) in the amount of $ 716 billion, which is $ 16 billion more than a year earlier. The document, in particular, provides for assistance to Taiwan in strengthening the combat readiness of its armed forces.