China accused the United States Wednesday of sending out wrong signals to Taiwan’s military forces, after the Trump administration notified Congress that it has approved the sale of $600 million in armed drones to the island.China will take legitimate and necessary responses in light of the changing circumstances, Wang Wenbin, spokesman of China’s foreign ministry told a regular briefing in Beijing.China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a press conference in July. Artyom Ivanov / TASS via Getty ImagesThe State Department said Tuesday it had approved Taiwan’s purchase of four “weapons ready” remotely piloted aircraft and related equipment, the latest in a series of arms transfers for the island.The move is likely to infuriate China, which regards Taiwan as a renegade province and has reacted angrily to previous weapons sales’ announcements to the island.“This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by supporting the recipient’s continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability,” it said.“The proposed sale will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, economic and progress in the region.”Download the NBC News app for the latest news on the coronavirusThe State Department


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