US State Department approved 3.3 billion netizens angry at Taiwans arms sales desk: come again to suck blood!

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 US State Department approved 3.3 billion netizens angry at Taiwans arms sales desk: come again to suck blood!


F-16 fighter (source: Tonsen News Cloud)

Overseas Network, April 16 - The Defense and Security Cooperation Agency of the United States approved a $500 million arms sale to Taiwan on April 15, continuing to provide F-16 Fighter Training and logistics. Taiwanese netizens say that this is blood sucking, while denouncing the Taiwanese authorities as willing to be slaughtered as a sheep.

According to the Central News Agency and other Taiwan media, the Defense Security Cooperative Agency issued a press release on the 15th, pointing out that the U.S. State Department has approved an arms sales case to Taiwan, which is expected to be $500 million (about 3.35 billion yuan), including continuing to provide F-16 fighter pilot training programs, maintenance and logistical support at Luke Air Force Base.

Reported that the current arms sales case approved by the United States Department of State, and has informed Congress, does not mean that the sale has been completed.

The State Department also stated in its press release that this arms sale is in line with the laws and policies of the United States and will also help to improve Taiwans security and defense capabilities, but will not change the basic military balance in the region.

But the U.S. said that Taiwans netizens did not buy it. They said that the U.S. was sucking blood and pressing for protection fees, while denouncing the Taiwanese authorities as willing to be slaughtered as a sheep and scratching the hard-earned money of the Taiwanese people to curry favor with the U.S.

Recently, with the approaching of general elections on the island, especially the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary elections, Cai Yingwens authorities frequently show toughness to the mainland, on the one hand, strengthen military relations with the United States, and even declare to buy more than 60 U.S. F-16 fighter planes in an attempt to challenge the mainlands red line on the Taiwan Strait issue. Recently, the United States has sent warships across the Taiwan Strait on many occasions. Some Taiwanese media are worried that this practice will bring about a resurgence of the storm in the Typhoon Sea and raise the confrontation situation with the approaching of Taiwans general election.

In response to the arms sales between the US and Taiwan, the island has repeatedly expressed strong dissatisfaction.

The islands unified groups have issued a statement saying that Taiwan has been overwhelmed by the heavy military burden for many years. This is not only a rip-off, but also a stumbling block and a pawn in front of the horse to curb the development of the Chinese mainland. The DPP authorities are willing to play the role of a chess pawn against the Chinese mainland by the United States. The statement said that buying more arms would only destroy Taiwan and not save it.

Taiwanese media commented that for a long time, the United States has only pursued the maximization of its own interests in selling Taiwanese weapons. It has always taken the opportunity to treat Taiwan as a big enemy (Kaizi) and a sheep. Most of the weapons sold in Taiwan are retired or soon decommissioned goods, which are surprisingly expensive and have no bargaining space. In response to the issue of US arms sales to Taiwan, Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made it clear that Chinas firm opposition to the US arms sales to Taiwan is consistent and firm, and has made solemn representations to the US side in this regard. We urge the US side to fully recognize the high sensitivity and serious harm of the relevant issues, abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, in particular the provisions of the August 17 communique, stop selling weapons and military ties between the United States and Taiwan, and handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly so as to avoid seriously undermining cooperation in important areas between China and the United States and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

Taiwanese media commented that for a long time, the United States has only pursued the maximization of its own interests in selling Taiwanese weapons. It has always taken the opportunity to treat Taiwan as a big enemy (Kaizi) and a sheep. Most of the weapons sold in Taiwan are retired or soon decommissioned goods, which are surprisingly expensive and have no bargaining space.

In response to the issue of US arms sales to Taiwan, Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, made it clear that Chinas firm opposition to the US arms sales to Taiwan is consistent and firm, and has made solemn representations to the US side in this regard. We urge the US side to fully recognize the high sensitivity and serious harm of the relevant issues, abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques, in particular the provisions of the August 17 communique, stop selling weapons and military ties between the United States and Taiwan, and handle Taiwan-related issues prudently and properly so as to avoid seriously undermining cooperation in important areas between China and the United States and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.