Sunday, January 29, 2023

US approves arms sale to Taiwan worth $425 million

The Biden administration signed off on two major new arms sales on Tuesday Taiwan confessions that are troubling China, The State Department said it has approved the sale of aircraft parts worth more than $425 million to support the fleet F-16 fighter jets, C-130 transport aircraft and other weapon systems are supplied by the United States from Taiwan.

The package includes $330 million in standard parts and $98 million in non-standard equipment, as well as related accessories and logistics. The sale was announced weeks after President Joe Biden to meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for talks in Indonesia, where China’s increasingly aggressive behavior towards Taiwan was a major topic.

China regards Taiwan as a renegade province and has vowed to reunite the island with the mainland by force if necessary. He has roundly condemned previous US arms sales to Taiwan as a violation of Washington’s “one China policy” and is expected to respond similarly to Tuesday’s announcement.

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