PLA vows countermeasures over U.S. military package to Taiwan region
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will take all necessary measures against the U.S. State Department's recent approval of an $80-million military aid package to the Taiwan region, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, said at a news briefing on Thursday.
Wu Qian made the comments in response to reports that the U.S. administration has approved the military transfer to Taiwan.
Whether the U.S. supplies weapons to Taiwan through military aid or arms sales, the U.S. military-industrial complex will rake in huge profits, Wu said, warning that the security and well-being of Taiwan compatriots will be damaged.
Wu reiterated that the security of the Taiwan region relies on the joint efforts of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits under the one-China principle, rather than U.S. military aid and arms sales to the region.
(Cover: The Taipei 101 skyscraper, Taipei, China's Taiwan region. /CFP)