China has opposed U.S. plans for military cooperation with Taiwan

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China urges US not to complicate our bilateral relations and not to exacerbate the Taiwan issue by strengthening cooperation between Washington and Taipei in the military sphere, said at a briefing on Wednesday, foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang.

Previously, the Committee on armed services of the Senate of the U.S. Congress published a report on the draft defense budget for the next fiscal year. The document includes several paragraphs relating to China, including the strengthening of military cooperation with Taiwan and strengthening its presence in the South China sea. The text of the document was approved, but not yet approved by American legislators.

«China is extremely dissatisfied and expresses its decisive protest in connection with the items relating to China, the project of the US defense spending in 2019 fiscal year. We have made a strict representation of the United States in connection with this issue,» — said the diplomat.

According to him, «if the law is adopted, it will seriously damage the mutual trust, exchanges and cooperation China and the United States in the relevant spheres, as well as can harm peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.»

«China urges USA to abandon the cold war mentality and «zero-sum game», to remove from the document corresponding to the negative content in order to maintain steady development of bilateral interstate relations and not interfere in this process», — said the representative office.

Official relations between the Central government of China and the island province was interrupted in 1949 after defeated in the civil war with the Communist party of China Kuomintang forces headed by Chiang Kai-shek moved to Taiwan. Business and informal contacts between Taiwan and mainland China resumed in late 1980-ies. Since the early 1990-ies, the parties began to communicate through non-governmental organizations, the Beijing Association for the development of relations across the Taiwan Strait and Taipei Fund exchanges across the Strait.

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