China warns US military support for Taiwan increases ‘risk of conflict’

SpaceWar.com reports: “China warned on Wednesday that US military support for Taiwan only increased the ‘risk of conflict’ along the strait, after the US Congress allocated $8 billion in military support for the island.

‘I’d like to emphasise that the United States and Taiwan strengthening military ties will not bring about security for Taiwan,’ foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

‘It will only increase tensions and the risk of conflict across the Taiwan Strait, and will ultimately be an act of shooting oneself in the foot,’ Wang warned…

Closer military aid cannot ‘save the doomed fate of Taiwan independence’, Wang warned.

‘The United States should… stop arming Taiwan, stop creating new tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and stop jeopardising peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,’ he said…”

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