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The formal notifications sent to Congress concern a truck-based rocket launcher, long-range air-to-ground missiles, and external sensor pods for F-16 jets. They could be followed by notifications for drones and land-based Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
Beijing strongly opposes any US arms sales to Taiwan, saying they violate the One-China principle and destabilize the situation in the region.
The state-run Global Times daily wrote last month that the Chinese mainland loves peace, but is ready for all scenarios regarding the island’s “secessionist authorities”.
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