Taiwan military to get $619 million in U.S. arms amid Chinese pressure

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(Worthy News) – The United States on Wednesday approved the potential sale of $619 million in new arms to Taiwan as the island continues to warn of mounting Chinese military pressure.

As Taipei reported a second day of large-scale Chinese air force incursions nearby, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of weapons and equipment – including missiles for its F-16 fleet as well as anti-aircraft missiles.

The arms sales would likely further sour already tense ties between Washington and Beijing. China has repeatedly demanded such deals stop, viewing them as unwarranted support for democratically governed Taiwan, an island Beijing claims as its own territory. [ Source: i24 (Read More…) ]

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