Is the increase in US arms sales to Taiwan a good thing? Ma Ying Jeou: Taiwan is not a chess piece

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 Is the increase in US arms sales to Taiwan a good thing? Ma Ying Jeou: Taiwan is not a chess piece


According to Taiwans Central News Agency, Ma Ying Jeou attended the 2020 cross-strait Chinese character culture and Art Festival this morning. When asked by the media whether the increase in US arms sales to Taiwan is good for Taiwan, Ma Ying Jeou said that to understand Taiwans role in Asia, we dont want us to become other peoples pawns, but can become a bridge; we want to bring peace, not push To war .

As for whether he is worried about the interruption of cross-strait exchanges, Ma Ying Jeou said that the event can still be held today, which means that it has not reached such a serious level and does not want to go to that day.

Taiwans China Times reported on the 17th that it had been rumored for a long time before the US presidential election that a large clearance of arms sales to Taiwan had taken place. Among the seven weapons procurement cases, the more certain items included the hippocampus multiple rocket system, the m109a6 self-propelled gun, the shore based harpoon missile, the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle and the intelligent mine. As for the other two weapons, the F-16 reconnaissance capsule or the javelin anti tank missile may be identified And towed anti tank missiles. The Pro Green freedom times claimed on the 17th that it was quite rare for the United States to sell up to seven major weapon systems at one time, with the aim of making Taiwan as difficult to attack as a hedgehog.

In recent years, the United States has increased its arms sales to Taiwan: in August 2019, Taiwan signed a contract with the United States to purchase 66 of the latest f-16v fighters, and it is expected to complete all aircraft delivery operations in 2026; in May this year, Taiwan purchased 18 mk48 torpedoes from the United States, and in July, the United States approved the sale of Taiwans equipment and technology related to the re certification of patriot-3 guided missiles. In early September, the US Department of defense reported that with the mainland countries, the As the defense budget increases, the US side will continue to sell arms to Taiwan in accordance with the law on relations with Taiwan. . Chinas foreign ministry criticized the U.S. move as a serious violation of the one China principle and the three Sino US joint communiques. After the release of the patriot-3 arms sales case in July, the mainland immediately announced sanctions against Lockheed Martin, the main contractor.

With regard to the US Taiwan arms sales, the mainland has repeatedly urged the US side to abide by the one China principle and the provisions of the three Sino US joint communiques, and warned the DPP authorities not to seek independence by force.

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The United States promotes arms sales to Taiwan and stimulates China. On this topic, Reuters released an exclusive report on this topic on the 16th, citing four sources, saying that the United States intends to sell Taiwan as many as seven major weapon systems, including mines, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, as the trump administration continues to increase pressure on China.

According to Reuters, the U.S. is seeking to sell seven weapons to Taiwan at one time, which will be a rare move to break years of practice.

In the past, US arms sales to Taiwan have always been decentralized and carefully planned to minimize tensions with Beijing, Reuters said. But the trump administrations attitude towards China has become more tough in 2020, at a time when Sino US relations are at their lowest point in decades..

With regard to the US arms sales to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has previously said that the US arms sales to Taiwan seriously violate the one China principle and the three Sino US joint communiques, especially the provisions of the August 17 communique, seriously damage Chinas sovereignty and security interests, and seriously violate the basic principles of international relations. China firmly opposes this.

In July this year, China announced sanctions against Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the US arms sales to Taiwan. On July 9, the defense security cooperation agency of the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement that the U.S. State Department has approved the re certification of patriot-3 missiles to Taiwan, with a total value of $620 million. The main contractor is Lockheed Martin. At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 14, spokesman Zhao Lijian said that China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan and urges the US side to earnestly abide by the one China principle and the provisions of the three Sino US joint communiques, stop arms sales to Taiwan and US Taiwan military ties, so as to avoid further damage to Sino US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. In order to safeguard national interests, China decided to take necessary measures to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the arms sales case.

On the same day, Zhu Fenglian, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, also pointed out that we are firmly opposed to US arms sales to Taiwan and any form of military ties between Taiwan and the United States. The DPP authorities will not succeed in seeking independence by force. It will only undermine the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and bring greater disasters to the people of Taiwan.

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