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China suspends military exchanges with US

China suspends military exchanges with US

Chinese state media says the defense ministry is suspending military exchanges with the United States over its planned $6.4 billion arms sale to neighboring Taiwan.
The state-run Xinhua News Agency says the suspension of the scheduled visits by military personnel is because of the "bad impact" of the weapons deal on the two countries' military relations.
China has already warned the United States the planned arms sale would harm overall relations.
Details of the arms sale were posted Friday on a Pentagon Web site.
A phone call to China's National Defense Ministry was not answered Saturday.
Taiwan is the most sensitive matter in U.S.-China relations. China claims the self-governing island as its own after the two sides split after a civil war.


Updated : 2021-05-17 13:03 GMT+08:00