The U.S. Department of State has approved $2.2B arms sale to Taiwan. This move happens while China has repeatedly urged the US to not support Taipei by weapons.
Taiwan, when the deal goes through, will procure 250 Stinger missiles, 108 Abrams tanks and equipment.
The move came at a time when the U.S. and China has recently -- during G20 summit in Japan --taken a step back from the vicious trade war that has been shaking the economic balance of both countries for over a year.
China regards Taiwan as part of its territory in line with its One China policy .
Last month, China's Foreign Ministry had urged the U.S. to not proceed with the "extremely sensitive and damaging" decision.