China Summons U.S. Diplomat Over U.S Weapons Sale to Taiwan

December 17, 2015 3:36 AM

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China protested the sale of $1.83 billion in arms to Taiwan, summoning a U.S. diplomat to the foreign ministry to lodge a formal complaint and saying the country would impose sanctions on companies involved.

Kaye Lee, the U.S. Embassy’s charge d’affaires, was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang expressed displeasure over the first U.S.-Taiwan weapons sale in four years, according to a statement on the ministry’s website. Such protests had been expected an...

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