US approves possible arms sale to Taiwan, angering China
The possible sale of $2.2bn of tanks, missiles and related military equipment is called a ‘crude interference in China’s internal affairs’ by Beijing
Washington — The US state department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2bn, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal.
China’s foreign ministry has expressed anger about the sale and urged the US to revoke it. The timing is especially sensitive as the Washington and Beijing are seeking to resolve a bitter trade war.