The Chinese Ministry of Defense assured on Thursday that the Chinese Army will take effective measures to curb external interference and attempts at Taiwan’s independence.
«The Chinese People’s Liberation Army will take effective measures to resolutely thwart any form of foreign interference and separatist attempts at ‘Taiwan independence,’ and will resolutely uphold national sovereignty and territorial integrity,» the ministry spokesman said in a statement. of Defense, Tan Kefei.
The statement comes in rejection of the US decision to approve the supply of Patriot missiles to Taiwan, as it «seriously violates the one-China principle,» the spokesman noted. He also urged Washington to end military ties with Taipei, «to prevent further damage to relations between the two countries and the two armies,» he added.