China

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chinese consulate opposes a Missouri measure encouraging the U.S. government to resume trade talks with and continue weapons sales to Taiwan.

State lawmakers received letters this month from the Chinese consulate in Chicago.

The letter says treating Taiwan as an independent country is a mistake. It mentions that China is the third largest export destination for Missouri's products and says China wants to advance that relationship.

The measure drawing this opposition is a resolution declaring Missouri's support for continued trade with Taiwan. The measure also supports Taiwan's entry into some United Nations organizations.

The Chinese consulate's letter says Taiwan has no right to join international organizations where membership is restricted to sovereign countries.

Rep. Denny Hoskins, of Warrensburg, sponsored the measure.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.