THE Chinese government threatened them today USA with “countermeasures” if he proceeds with the new arms sale to Taiwanwhich the State Department approved yesterday Friday.
“China will resolutely take legal and necessary countermeasures,” warned Liu Pengyu, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington.
The US State Department gave the “green light” to the possible sale of $1.1 billion worth of arms to Taiwan, including 100 Sidewinder missiles to intercept enemy missiles and drones ($85.6 million), 60 Harpoon anti-aircraft missiles warships ($355 million) and support for Taiwan’s radar system ($665 million).
Following approval by the State Department, the arms sale must receive the approval of the US Congress, which is considered almost certain.
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