China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties

US President Donald Trump's "Taiwan Travel Act" continues to draw ire from Chinese authorities.

"We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way," he added.

China urges the US to "stop pursuing any US-Taiwan military ties and stop arms sales to Taiwan, so as to avoid causing serious damage to the bilateral and military relations between China and the US, and to the peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," the statement said.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen refuses to acknowledge the democratic island as part of "one China"

The "Taiwan Travel Act" will allow unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the United States and Taiwan, thus restoring direct official US contact with the self-ruled island, which was cut in 1979 when Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing.

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