(Bloomberg) -- China called on the US to rein in support for Taiwan, after a bill providing some $8 billion in aid for the island was approved by the Senate in Washington. 

“We firmly oppose the inclusion of Taiwan-related content in the relevant bill of the US Congress,” Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, told reporters in Beijing. “It sends a wrong signal to the Taiwan separatist forces. We urge the US side to fulfill its commitment not to support Taiwan independence with concrete actions and stop arming Taiwan in any way.”

The comments, a reiteration of much-repeated Chinese policy, come hours after the Senate’s passage of a bill that will boost US military support for Taiwan, as well as for Ukraine and Israel. President Joe Biden is expected to sign it into law on Wednesday.

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With tensions between the two superpowers on the rise again, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due in China this week. Talks will likely focus on flashpoint issues including territorial claims in the South China Sea, and what Washington sees as Beijing’s backing for the Russian war in Ukraine, as well as Taiwan.

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