: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

China slams proposed Taiwan defense plan

Date Posted: 2007-01-12

China has reacted angrily to a Japanese-American plan to link actions between their armed forces in event of a confrontation between Taiwan and China.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lieu Jian Chao confirmed his government’s irritation with the idea during a press conference where he told reporters “we express our grave concerns” over the proposal. He reiterated “Taiwan is an inseparable part of China, and whatever arrangements, discussions or considerations between Japan and the United States should acknowledged one-China policies.”

Japan and the U.S. both have ‘one-China’ policies that recognize Beijing as the official government of China, but both countries also maintain informal, business and defense ties with Taiwan. In the U.S. case, there are legal obligations for the American forces to rally to defend Taiwan, if attacked.

The U.S. and Japan this week proposed diplomatic and military officials consider various Taiwan Straits confrontation scenarios, and defense postures to support them. One scenario included Taiwan declaring independence from China, while another had China attempting to take over Taiwan by force.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

JU FacebookOkistyleOkistyle

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker