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Military Official: China May Retaliate over American Arms Sales to Taiwan

Rear Admiral Yang Yi of the National Defense University’s Institute for Strategic Studies warns that China may retaliate in response to recent American arms sales to Taiwan. "Why can’t we be on the offensive against these trouble makers? In addition to lodging a protest with the U.S. government and taking the necessary measures, why can’t we impose sanctions on these ‘perpetrators?’ We want to inflict ‘heavy’ damage to the interests in China of those businesses and groups who offend the Chinese people. Let them suffer more economic losses here than gains from selling arms to Taiwan, so that the arms sales will not worth it." “Through our constant efforts, we can mold the policy choices of the United States; now is the time for us to set the rules for the United States.”

Source: China News Net, January 7, 2010