China calls on US to withdraw arms sale to Taiwan

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. (AFP pic)

BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry called on the United States today to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action.

The US state department approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment on Monday.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing.