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U.S.-Taiwan arms deal to affect exchanges: China

Beijing said on Wednesday Washington’s decision to upgradeTaiwan’s F-16 fighters would damage military ties between the United States and China, impacting military exchanges and high-level visits. China has repeatedly condemned the $5.85 billion US deal to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets, summoning the US ambassador and warning the move would undermine warmingmilitary…

China steps up condemnation of U.S.-Taiwan arms deal

BEIJING (Reuters) – China stepped up its condemnation of the United States on Thursday for selling arms to Taiwan saying they could disrupt military exchanges, a warning that is likely to unsettle, but not derail, ties with Washington. Arms sales are one of several irritants in the Sino-U.S. relationship which…