China firmly opposes U.S.-Taiwan military ties

Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- China firmly opposed any official contact and military links between the U.S. and Taiwan, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily news briefing when asked for comments about the upcoming "U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference" in Maryland, U.S.

"The Chinese side resolutely opposes official contact and military ties in any form between the U.S. and Taiwan, and our stance has been consistent and clear," Lu said.

"We urge the U.S. side to abide by the one-China principle and stipulations of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, stop seeking any form of official contact and military ties with Taiwan, stop arms sales to Taiwan, and prudently handle Taiwan-related issues, so as to avoid harmimg the China-U.S. relations as well as the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," Lu said.

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