China continues to warn countries selling military systems to Taiwan. China has issued a warning to the United States after White House officials said the sale of three weapons systems to Taiwan was close to being edict. As the Oval Office increased pressure on China, foreign media reported in Early September (2020) that the United States was entering into an agreement with Taiwan as part of seven arms system exports.
“To ensure that it does not seriously harm cross-Strait peace and stability, it must stop selling arms to Taiwan and sever its military ties,” China told the United States earlier this week.
Three of the planned arms sales have been approved by the US State Department, but no official announcement has been made at this time.
Weapons systems on sale to Taiwan include a truck-based rocket launcher made by Lockheed Martin Corp called a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), long-range air-to-ground missiles made by Boeing Co called SLAM-ER, and external sensor pods for F-16 jets that allow the real-time transmission of imagery and data from the aircraft back to ground stations.