He noted that sending military equipment to Taiwan seriously violates the basic rules on relations among the nations of the world, the One-China principle and our three communiqués signed between Beijing and Washington.
The Foreign Ministry said that the arms sales "harmed China's sovereignty and national security" and that the sanctions were necessary to safeguard its national interests.
The State Department said the sale was aimed to "promote peace and stability across...the region", and stressed that it did not signal a change of course on the U.S. commitment to the One China policy.
China said on Friday it would sanction USA companies selling weapons to Taiwan but did not elaborate.
"We commend and appreciate the position of the Czech government, which showed moral courage and pragmatism in protecting the human rights of these Taiwanese and refusing China's request (for extradition)", MOFA spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said at a press conference Tuesday.
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Last week, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of the weapons requested by Taiwan, including 108 General Dynamics Corp GD.N M1A2T Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger missiles, which are manufactured by Raytheon RTN.N . James Leibold, an associate professor at La Trobe University said Beijing's threat of sanctions could escalate the issue. "But believe this - Chinese people always stress standing by their word".
They included Honeywell International Inc (HON.N), which makes the motors for the Abrams tanks, and personal jets producer Gulfstream Aerospace, which is claimed by General Dynamics. China is an important market for both Honeywell and Gulfstream. "We see no reason why Honeywell would be potentially sanctioned by the Chinese government".
A Czech court last fall agreed to extradite them to China on Beijing's pledge that they would face a fair trial and not be given the death penalty.
Taiwan has reemerged as a potential flash point amid U.S. President Donald Trump's trade dispute with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
The People's Libration Army is in the middle of a war game in waters near the Taiwan Strait during which the force's ace fighter the J-20 was spotted buzzing vessels, according to some posts on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social networking service. She is due to transit the United States again at the end of her trip next week.