Xinhua republished an article from Defense Times, quoting Yang Yi, a Major General at the National Defense University. He stated that the U.S. is the only country in the world that presents a full-scale threat to China. Yang made this statement at the “Chinese Military” conference on April 22, during an exchange with a U.S. official (whose name was not disclosed) on the issues of Taiwan, infractions between the U.S. and Chinese military, and the hacker attacks. Yang expressed great concern over U.S. navy’s exercise in the South China Sea. Yang also stated that the importance of the Taiwan issue is decreasing in the Sino-U.S. relationship. He believes that China and Taiwan are getting closer and closer. The weapons that the U.S. sold to Taiwan will eventually all belong to China after the two sides unite.
Source: Xinhua, June 1, 2010