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China has cancelled military and diplomatic exchanges with the US in protest at a $6.5bn deal to supply Taiwan with arms, US officials say.
A number of senior level visits and military-to-military exchanges due before November would not go ahead, the US defence department said.
The sales include advanced interceptor missiles, Apache helicopters and submarine-launched missiles.
China regards Taiwan as its territory and opposes US military support.
"It's an unfortunate step," said US state department deputy spokesman Robert Wood.