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China Blasts US Military Bill 08/14 06:15
BEIJING (AP) -- China has criticized a U.S. military spending bill that
calls for helping self-ruled Taiwan improve its defense as interference in the
The communist Beijing government, which claims Taiwan as its own territory
and has threatened to invade, said Tuesday that the legislation "damages mutual
trust" and "ruins the atmosphere" for military cooperation.
The legislation signed Monday by President Donald Trump calls for
development of plans to help Taiwan improve its defenses.
It comes amid mounting concern in Washington over Beijing's moves to enforce
its claims to the South China Sea and to isolate Taiwan diplomatically.