Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Director General of the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) and Spokesperson for the MND
BEIJING, April 9 (ChinaMil) -- China strongly opposed the United States' approving license for Taiwan submarine plan and urged the US to stop all forms of military contact between the US and Taiwan, as well as arms sales to Taiwan, said the Spokesperson for Chinese Ministry of National Defense Senior Colonel Wu Qian in a written statement on Monday.
Taiwan’s media said that Taiwan’s so-called "defense ministry" confirmed that the US Department of State had approved the marketing license required for American manufacturers to sell technology to Taiwan that would allow Taiwan for building submarines.
Responding to the issue in a written statement, China's Defense Spokesperson Senior Colonel Wu Qian demanded that the United States scrupulously abides by the one-China policy and the principles of three China-US joint communiqués, and stops all forms of military contact between the US and Taiwan, as well as arms sales to Taiwan.
"China firmly opposes the US arms sales to Taiwan, this is clear-cut and consistent. Taiwan is a part of China. One-China principle serves as the political foundation for the China-US ties," Spokesperson Wu Qian said.
“China’s military has the ability and determination to defeat all attempts to separate our country, and will adopt all necessary measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” Wu Qian stressed at the end of the statement.