WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that China is canceling some military contacts as a result of America's recent announcement of a planned arms sale to Taiwan.
Defense Department spokesman Maj. Stewart Upton told the AP on Monday that Beijing has notified the U.S. that it will not go forward with some senior-level visits and some other plans.
The Chinese are angry over the U.S. decision to sell Taiwan a huge package of military items including missiles and helicopters.
Upton says the cancellations amount to a Chinese effort to politicize military relations.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.