China Calls on US to Cease Arms Sales to Taiwan

China has warned the United States against arms sales to Taiwan amid reports that Washington has begun considering a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruled island.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday that Beijing’s resolute opposition to US arms sales to Taiwan was clear and consistent.

"We hope the US side fully recognizes the high sensitivity and serious harmfulness of its sales to Taiwan," she said.

The official called on Washington to abide by the 'One China' policy and "cease Taiwan arm sales" in order to preserve Sino-US relations as well as peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.