China vows ‘appropriate & necessary measures’ in response to US plans to sell Harpoon missiles to Taiwan..

China vows ‘appropriate & necessary measures’ in response to US plans to sell Harpoon missiles to Taiwan
Harpoon missile launchers on the US Navy USS Coronado (LCS 4) which docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on October 2016. © Roslan Rahman / AFP

China will take appropriate and necessary measures to firmly safeguard its national sovereignty and security interests.

Beijing has promised to retaliate after Washington approved yet another deal to sell US-made weapons to Taiwan. China already sanctioned Boeing and Lockheed Martin due to arms trading with Taipei earlier this week.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin told reporters that arms sales to Taiwan “violate the ‘One-China’ principle’” and “seriously damage the Chinese-US relations and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

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