February 13, 2001
China Resolutely Opposes U.S. Arms Sales
China is resolutely opposed to U.S. arms
sales to Taiwan and any form of incorporating Taiwan into its planned
theater missile defense system, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao
said on February 13 in Beijing.
China is firmly against the alleged U.S. sales of the PAC-3 missile defense
system and other weapons to Taiwan, Zhu made the remarks in response to
a question at a press briefing.
"We have noticed some news reports, which cited U.S. sources, about the
possibility of U.S. selling PAC-3 missiles to Taiwan," Zhu said, adding
that China is very concerned" over the reports.
He said that China had already made solemn representations to the U.S.
side on many occasions and demanded that the U.S. fully recognize the
danger of its sales of the above-mentioned weapons to Taiwan.
China also demands that the U.S. be earnest in responding to China's representations
and strictly observe the one-China policy, the three joint communiques,
and the relevant commitments it has made, he said.