11, (Xinhua/GNA) - The U.S. State Department's recent approval of a plan to
sell weapons worth about 2.22 billion U.S. dollars to Taiwan has attracted worldwide
attention, with some experts saying the U.S. move interferes in China's
internal affairs and severely violates the one-China principle.
It remains a
convenient tool for unreconstructed Cold Warriors to keep the tensions alive
between the United States and China, said William Jones, Washington bureau
chief of the U.S. publication Executive Intelligence Review.
At this point,
one might also suspect that the moves are part of an agenda of the
neo-conservative hard-liners in the U.S. administration to take the edge off
the recent relatively successful meeting between the two presidents in Osaka
and to keep relations as icy as possible, Jones added.
there was a so-called normalization of U.S. military-technical cooperation with
Taiwan, when the United States began to routinely approve such transactions,
ignoring the protests from China, said Vasily Kashin, head of the Department of
International Military-Political and Military-Economic Issues of the National
Research University-Higher School of Economics.
exacerbation of the Taiwan issue can seriously damage the stability in the
region, Kashin added.
U.S. arms sales
to Taiwan muscle in on China's internal affairs, seriously breach the one-China
principle that the United States has repeatedly asserted, and break the basic
rules of international laws and relations, said Ronnie Lins, director of the
China-Brazil Center for Research and Business.
Taiwan is an
inseparable part of China, and if the United States plays sneaky tricks on the
Taiwan issue, it is doomed to failure, Lins said.
The massive new
arms sales to Taiwan "is a move that could clearly flare up tensions"
in Asia, said Hasim Turker, a senior researcher at the Ankara-based think tank
Bosphorus Center for Asian Studies.
clearly stated that the Taiwan issue concerns its core interests, and despite
this fact, the Trump administration has crossed the line here, said Turker.
The U.S. arms
sales to Taiwan is once again a serious provocation against China, said Ling
Xingguang, a professor emeritus at the Fukui Prefectural University in Japan,
adding that the U.S. move will seriously affect China-U.S. relations, and that
China as well as peace-lovers from across the world should make their voices
heard and protest against the U.S. move.