U.S. Arms Deal Angers China
China has reacted adversely to the announced sale of six billion dollars’ worth of arms and military equipment from the United States to Taiwan. China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs warned that the transaction could hamper China-U.S. cooperation. Though the Obama Administration has made significant efforts to improve relations with Beijing, tension centered on China’s refusal to sanction Iran still exists. The United States responded that under the Taiwan Relations Act it is obligated to supply Taiwan with defense weapons.
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