China hits out at US deal on Taiwan F-16 fighters

China has reacted angrily to a US deal to upgrade Taiwan’s ageing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter planes.

Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun said the $5.85bn (£3.77bn) deal would “inevitably undermine bilateral relations”, including military and security co-operation.

He also summoned US Ambassador Gary Locke to protest against the deal.

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Categories: China, Taiwan, United States

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