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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Approves Large-Scale Taiwan Arms Purchase
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
China considers Taiwan a breakaway province to be eventually reunited with the mainland.
Since Jimmy Carter ended US recognition of Taiwan in 1979, one China has been official US policy.
What Beijing considers "nonnegotiable…an internationally recognized fact…no one can change," Trump earlier said "everything" is on the table in bilateral relations with China.
Last month, reports indicated that Washington intends a major weapons sale to Taiwan.
China's Foreign Ministry stressed that US arms sales to the "breakaway province" breaches the one-China principle both countries agreed to decades earlier.
Taking this step by the Trump regime is another blow to bilateral relations with Beijing — already more dismal than at any time in the past half century.
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