China has demanded that the United States immediately cancel its latest arms sale to Taiwan, the Chinese state broadcaster reported on Monday, citing the country’s Ministry of National Defense.
The Pentagon said on Friday that the U.S. State Department had approved the potential sale of military-technical assistance to Taiwan worth an estimated $108 million.
Chinese state-operated media were bold with their warnings on Monday.
#China on Monday urged the U.S. "not to play with fire" on the #Taiwan issue after the U.S. approved the potential sale of military-technical assistance to Taiwan worth an estimated $108 million. #CGTNAmerica
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— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) July 18, 2022
Senate candidate Katie Britt, R-Ala., praised the decision and urged the Democratic administration to not cave to China’s intimidation tactics.
Our arms sale to Taiwan is the right move to protect Taiwan from China's aggression and to advance our security interests. The Biden Administration should ignore the complaints from the Chinese Communist Party and proceed. #alsen
— Katie Britt for AL (@KatieBrittforAL) July 18, 2022
Copyright 2022 Thomson/Reuters. (Edits and additions by Jacob Fuller, FISM News)