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Saturday, July 31, 2004

VOANews.com - Chinese President Expresses Strong Opposition to US Military Support for Taiwan

VOANews.com - Chinese President Expresses Strong Opposition to US Military Support for Taiwan: "Chinese President Expresses Strong Opposition to US Military Support for Taiwan
Benjamin Sand
Hong Kong
31 Jul 2004, 11:22 UTC

AP
Hu Jintao
Chinese President Hu Jintao stressed his strong opposition to Washington's military support for Taiwan during a telephone conversation with President Bush on Friday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says President Hu told Mr. Bush that Beijing will never tolerate Taiwanese independence, and cannot allow anyone to split Taiwan from the Mainland.
In a statement that appeared on its Web site Saturday, the foreign ministry said the Chinese leader expressed concerns that U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan could aggravate an already sensitive situation.
Taipei is currently reviewing plans to purchase $18 billion worth of U.S. weapons systems and military aircraft.
A White House spokesman, talking to reporters on Friday, said that during the conversation President Bush reaffirmed Washington's commitment to a 'one-China' policy during the telephone exchange.
The United States recognizes China's claim to Taiwan, but under the Taiwan Relations Act, Washington supplies the island with military equipment and defensive support."

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