You are here
Home > News > China disturbed as US eyes further military support for Taiwan

China disturbed as US eyes further military support for Taiwan

China said on Thursday that it had lodged “solemn representations” with the United States, after a US Senate panel advanced legislation that would enhance the country’s military support for Taiwan.

“If the bill continues to go forward, it would affect US-China relations,” Mao Ning, spokeswoman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular media briefing.

She also described the new US legislation as sending “a serious false signal to the separatist forces of Taiwan independence.”

🚨 #China says #US bill on Taiwan sends 'wrong signals' on independence

— Breaking News 24/7 (@Worldsource24) September 15, 2022
“China is firmly opposed to this and has made solemn representations to the US side that there is only one China in the world, that Taiwan is an inseparable part of China’s territory, and that China will unswervingly promote the complete reunification of the country,” the spokesperson emphasised.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 by 17-5, despite concerns about the bill in US President Joe Biden’s administration and anger about the measure from Beijing.

The bill comes over one month after China conducted its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan in response to an earlier visit to the self-ruled island by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/warsawpoint/data/www/ on line 69

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.