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China Opposes Anti-China U.S. Defense Act (12/20/01)

China strongly opposes the anti-China U.S. Defense Authorization Act, said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue on December 20 in Beijing.  
The 2002 Fiscal Year Defense Authorization Act, which was passed recently by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, contains many anti-China clauses including selling Kidd-class destroyers to Taiwan, Zhang said.

Zhang said that China is opposed to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, including selling Kidd-class destroyers.
She noted that the U.S. Congress, in disregard of China's repeated representations on the matter, passed the 2002 Fiscal Year Defense Authorization Act.
This violates the One-China policy and principles of the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques, and is blatant interference in China's internal affairs, she said.
She urged the U.S. to correct its mistake, stop selling arms to Taiwan and avoid any acts or words that interfere in China's internal affairs and thus damage Sino-U.S. relations.

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