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China cautions of war if there should arise an occurrence of move towards Taiwan freedom
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China cautions of war if there should arise an occurrence of move towards Taiwan freedom

China's defence ministry cautioned on Wednesday that it was prepared for war if there was a push toward Taiwan's freedom, blaming the United States for undermining worldwide dependability and impugning its arms sales to the self-ruled island. This month, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department had affirmed sales of weapons requested by Taiwan, including tanks and Stinger rockets estimated to be worth about $2.2 billion. China reacted by saying it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms associated with such a deal. China would make its greatest effort for peaceful reunification, defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian said. “However, we must firmly point out that seeking Taiwan independence is a dead end,” Wu told a news briefing on a national defence white paper, the first in quite...