Foreign Ministry spokesman calls on U.S. to stop official contacts with Taiwan
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The State Department in Washington recently approved a US$2.2 billion (NT$68.6 billion) package including 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, 250 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and Hercules armored vehicles.
In Beijing Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (耿爽) issued a statement saying that China would impose sanctions on U.S. companies participating in the deal, which it said severely violated agreements, the “One China Principle” and the sovereignty and security of China.
Earlier in the afternoon at his regular Foreign Ministry news conference, Geng called on the U.S. to bar Tsai from transiting and to stop all official contacts with Taiwan as well as arms sales.