China lodges protest over Taiwan content in US defence bill

By REUTERS
December 26, 2016 02:23

China has lodged "stern representations" with the United States after President Barack Obama signed into law a US defence policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan.

Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the US Department of Defense) should conduct a programme of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".In a statement late Sunday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with the United States over the Taiwan content of the act and expressed its strong opposition.


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