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People’s Daily: China Will Not Allow Its Core Interests to Be Damaged

People’s Daily published an article exressing opposition to the U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, which the U.S. government announced on September 21, 2011. The article says, “This is the second time that the Obama administration has done so. The U.S action severely violates the principle of the three China-US joint communiqués, severely interferes with China’s internal affairs, severely damages China’s national security, and damages China’s peaceful unification and Sino-U.S. relations.” “The U.S. arms sale to Taiwan is an old problem. For a long time, the U.S. has regarded Taiwan as an ‘unsinkable carrier,’ and tried to contain China by selling arms to Taiwan and assisting in Taiwan’s defense.”

“We never expect the U.S. to give more weight to its promises and faith than to its interest in its national agenda. However, even from the perspective of its national interest, it is not a wise action to keep selling arms to Taiwan.”

The article warns, “If some American politicians believe that the U.S. can demand China to be a ‘responsible country’ and cooperate with the U.S. on this and that issue but, on the other hand, damage China’s core interests at will without paying any price, it will be a serious mistake.”

Source: People’s Daily, September 22, 2011