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Taiwan arms deal: China summons US envoy

  • China has protested Washington’s announcement to sell two warships to Taiwan and summoned a senior US envoy to lodge a formal complaint. Media reports quoted China’s foreign ministry as saying that Zheng Zeguang, Vice-Foreign Minister, made solemn representations with the US charge d'affaires, Kaye Lee. The arms deal is worth $1.83bn. China considers Taiwan as a breakaway province.