US Announces $6B Arms Sale to Taiwan

President Obama has approved a new arms package for Taiwan, AP reports:

In a move sure to aggravate China, the Obama administration announced on Friday plans for more than $6 billion in arms sales to Taiwan, the self-governing island the Chinese claim as their own.

The sale would include Black Hawk helicopters, Patriot missiles, mine-hunting ships and information technology. Lawmakers have 30 days to comment before the plan proceeds; senior lawmakers have traditionally supported arms sales to Taiwan.

See also a Q & A on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, via Reuters, and an AP report on China’s reaction.

January 29, 2010 3:27 PM
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