China: Nothing to Worry About Missile Deal With Turkey
China’s Foreign Ministry however dismissed concerns , saying the United States and others were needlessly politicizing a purely commercial deal. But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said there was nothing to worry about, especially as China had very strict rules on arms exports to ensure no impact on regional or global peace and stability.
“The cooperation between the Chinese firm and Turkey is normal military cooperation between the two countries,” she told a daily news briefing in Beijing.
“We hope that all relevant parties can objectively and rationally view this cooperation, and should not politicize normal commercial competition.”
Turkey said the selection was not politically motivated, and the Chinese offer met Turkey’s main demands of price and the ability to place the production in Turkey.