Haig: US-China relations at 'very sensitive stage'
Secretary of State Alexander Haig said US relations with China are at a ''very sensitive stage,'' partly over the issue of continued US arms deliveries to Taiwan.Skip to next paragraph
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Mr. Haig, appearing on NBC-TV's ''Meet the Press,'' did not comment on a Washington Post story that the Reagan administration has decided to submit to Congress a long-delayed $97 million arms sale to Taiwan which could precipitate a crisis with Peking.
But beyond the question of US-Taiwan relations, Mr. Haig said factors complicating the relationship were Chinese doubts about America's ability to deal with the Soviet threat and disappointment that the ties had not brought about an explosion of technical modernization in China.