January 30, 2010 / 9:47 AM / 10 years ago

China summons US defence attache over Taiwan arms sales

BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) - China on Saturday summoned the U.S. defence attache in Beijing to protest Washington’s arms sales to Taiwan, state news agency Xinhua said.

Qian Lihua, director of China’s Defence Ministry Foreign Affairs Office, lodged a “solemn protest” about the sales, Xinhua said. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard;Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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