United State of Amerika Objections China Selling Weapons to Taiwan

Written By Bogie on Rabu, 14 September 2011 | 08.10

ads BEIJING - China again called for objections to U.S. plans to sell weapons to Taiwan. If it is still being done, China considers it would worsen China-US relations.

The objection was made by a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Jiang Yu, Wednesday (07/09/2011).

Previously, Taiwan, which China is considered as one part of the province, hoping to buy 66 fighter type latest model F-16s worth eight billion dollars. F-16 fighter squadrons were scheduled the fighter jets to replace their old F-5 type.

The issue became more complicated following the debate that emerged in the domestic U.S., which triggered a statement of one senator, John Cornyn, Republican from the State of Texas. The area of ​​the state known for it's manufacturing base into the world of weapons manufacturers, including F-16 fighter jets, namely Lockheed Martin Corp..

According to Cornyn, the cancellation of the sale of fighter jets to Taiwan would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy, especially related to job creation which is now greatly needed there in the face of crisis.

"We are firmly opposed to plans by the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. We ask the U.S. can truly understand the sensitivity of the issue to avoid remedial steps back China-US relations are being built these days," said Yu.

So far, Taiwan requires a fleet renewal, especially squadron of fighter jets it has, to overcome and simultaneously offset the aggressiveness and the development of China's war fleet.

In 1979, the United States transferred diplomatic recognition of Taiwan to China by recognizing the policy of "One China". That way, Taiwan is recognized as part of China. However, the U.S. also have the obligation, laid down in legislation, to help the country's allies (Taiwan) to be able to defend itself.

Request for procurement of F-16s fighter jets informally suspended since 2006. In 2009, Taiwan also filed a request to upgrade the 146 fighter jets the length of the type F-16 A / B. In 1992, U.S. President George W. Bush to sell F-16s for the first time to Taiwan.

Some analysts estimate the purchase plan this time is most likely approved the Barack Obama. However, the U.S. may also be another bid, that is to upgrade the old fighter jets they worth 4.2 billion U.S. dollars.KOMPAS.com
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