China sees red over US-Taiwan arms sale

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China sees red over US-Taiwan arms sale
Beijing, Feb 1: The China-US spat intensified over US' arms sales to Taiwan as the state-owned China Daily and Global Times accused America of arrogance and hypocrisy and asked it to seriously consider China's threats of retaliation.

Over the past few days China has been threatening US of serious repercussions after the Barack Obama administration approved the 6.4 billion dollar arms sale to Taiwan on Friday, Jan 29.

Besides, warning of 'serious harm' to the ties between the two countries, the Asian giant has threatened to impose sanctions on US arms companies and end cooperation with US.

America, however, seems to be unfazed by the threats as it maintains that arms sales would contribute to stability across the 160 km Taiwan Strait that separates Taiwan and China.

Washington also added that the sales was not violating the US-China pacts guiding bilateral ties.

The communist nation's anger is not just limited to the state-run media as web users are using the Internet to register their objection against the arms sales.

Statements like "No KFC, no McDonald's, and no sightseeing trips to the US!" and "Let us web users all join together to boycott any kind of American goods," are posted on a popular web portal www.sina.com.cn.

US and China were already at odds over various issues including the recent conflict between China and search engine giant Google over hacking attempts and internet censorship.

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