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Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
[Xinhua "Commentary": "US Arms Sales To Taiwan Detrimental To Sino-US Relations"]
BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) - The US Defence Department announced on January 6 the approval of a plan of Lockheed Martin Corp. to sell Patriot III missiles to Taiwan. Although it was a step to implement the huge-scale arms sales package announced by the George W. Bush administration in October 2008, such a move only about one month after US President Barack Obama's visit to China tarnished the China-US ties.
The US side is fully aware that the Taiwan issue is related to China's sovereignty …