China firmly opposes France's arms sales to Taiwan:Defense Spokesperson

China Military Online
Yang Tao
2020-05-15 22:37:09
Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), answers reporters' questions at a regular press conference on March 26, 2020. (Photo:

BEIJING, May 15 -- China firmly opposes arms sales to Taiwan by any country and urges France to annul its projects of selling weapons to Taiwan immediately, Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson of China's Ministry of National Defense said on Friday.

Ren made the remarks when asked by reporters for comments on media reports on French government's plan for selling weapons to Taiwan.

He stressed that there is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an integral part of China. China firmly objects to any country selling weapons to and conducting military interactions with Taiwan, Ren said.

In case of further damages to the relations between China and France and their militaries, Ren urged the French side to withdraw its plan promptly.

"Chinese military has firm will, full confidence and adequate capability to thwart foreign forces' interferences of all manifestations and 'Taiwan independence' attempts, safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and protect regional peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," Ren stated.


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