Global  

US approves sale of weapons systems totaling $1.8 billion to Taiwan

WorldNews Thursday, 22 October 2020
US approves sale of weapons systems totaling $1.8 billion to TaiwanShares The US government said Wednesday it approved the sale of three weapons packages to Taiwan for a total of $1.8 billion, a move that could add further tension to souring US-China relations. Beijing swiftly responded to the US action, saying it has seriously interfered in China's internal affairs as well as undermined its sovereignty and security interests. One of the packages would provide the self-ruled island, which perceives a growing threat from mainland China, 135 standoff land attack missiles, related equipment and technical assistance...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: TomoNews US - Published
News video: White House Notifies Congressof Taiwan Arms Sales Packages

White House Notifies Congressof Taiwan Arms Sales Packages 02:02

WASHINGTON β€” The Trump administration will seek to sell Taiwan at least five and possibly seven advanced weapons systems, according to recent reports by Reuters and the New York Times. Reuters reports the administration on Monday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 13 notified Congress of its intention...

You Might Like


πŸ’‘ One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Beijing Beijing Capital of the People's Republic of China

China slams apps ban; Xi asks PLA to be battle-ready

Reacting to India's ban on 43 more Chinese Apps, Beijing on Wednesday said it firmly opposed New Delhi using national security as an excuse even as President Xi..
IndiaTimes

Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China, document shows

BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc plans to start manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) chargers in China in 2021, according to a document submitted to the Shanghai..
WorldNews

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows to deepen Beijing ties

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed to deepen ties with mainland China and pledged to rescue the city from β€œchaos”, using an annual policy address..
WorldNews

Uighurs: China rebuffs Pope's criticism as 'groundless'

Beijing says remarks by the Pope about the persecution of China's Muslim Uighurs are "groundless".
BBC News
China prepares moon probe to bring back lunar rocks [Video]

China prepares moon probe to bring back lunar rocks

Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:30Published

Taiwan Taiwan Country in East Asia

Pig guts fly as Taiwan lawmakers brawl over US pork imports

Opposition legislators hurled the intestines in a bitter dispute over the easing of US pork imports.
BBC News

China War Talk Escalates As U.S. Helps Taiwan Build Homemade Submarines

The Chinese Communist Party's hawkish tabloid newspaper "Global Times" said the People's Liberation Army's frequent military drills were meant as more than just..
WorldNews
China will respond to U.S. admiral visit to Taiwan [Video]

China will respond to U.S. admiral visit to Taiwan

China will respond to the reported visit of a U.S. Navy admiral to Taiwan and firmly opposes any military relations between Taipei and Washington, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:47Published

China says it will respond to United States Navy admiral visit to Taiwan

A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on..
WorldNews
U.S. Navy admiral visits Taiwan: sources [Video]

U.S. Navy admiral visits Taiwan: sources

A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:22Published

Related videos from verified sources

U.S. approves $1.8 billion Taiwan arms sale [Video]

U.S. approves $1.8 billion Taiwan arms sale

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday the United States' approval of a potential $1.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan would have a major impact on Sino-U.S. ties, and China will make the necessary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

Related news from verified sources

China Intimidating Taiwan – OpEd

China Intimidating Taiwan – OpEd
By Jonathan Power* China has decided once again – as it does periodically – to up the ante with Taiwan, the big off-shore island, it claims as its own....
Eurasia Review Also reported by •WorldNewsNPRUpworthy

China has its sights on Taiwan β€” here's what Taiwan's military needs to keep Beijing at bay

Rising tensions are a reminder of the threat Taiwan faces from China. They also come as Taiwan's military is increasingly outgunned by China.
Business Insider Also reported by •Upworthy

China Threatens to Retaliate if US Sells Arms to Taiwan

China has threatened retaliation if the United States completes its multi-billion weapons deal with Taiwan, according to Fox Business.The Chinese Cabinet's...
Newsmax Also reported by •WorldNewsIndian Express