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China's defence ministry says resolutely opposed to any country selling arms to Taiwan
April 27, 2017 / 8:13 AM / 6 months ago

China's defence ministry says resolutely opposed to any country selling arms to Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday it was resolutely opposed to any country selling arms to Taiwan.

Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun made the comment at a monthly news briefing in Beijing when asked on the possible sale of F-35 fighter jets from the United States to Taiwan.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said earlier on Thursday that Taiwan may need to buy the F-35s, the most advanced stealth jet the United States has.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Philip Wen; Editing by Bill Tarrant

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