Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Dutch say they stick by sale of 2 subs of Taiwan

Dutch Foreign Minister Christoph van der Klaauw told China's charge d'affaires that the Netherlands will not reverse a decision to sell two submarines to Taiwan. China has threatened to lower its diplomatic relations with the Netherlands to charge d'affaires level if the Dutch government allows a Rotterdam company to sell the subs to Taiwan. Chinese officials have also said the sale would jeopardize future econom ic cooperation with the Netherlands.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.