U.S. to announce new Taiwan arms sales next month

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-11-26
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The United States government is expected to announce its new arms sale

U.S. to announce new Taiwan arms sales.  Central News Agency

U.S. to announce new Taiwan arms sales. Central News Agency

package to Taiwan worth US$1 billion (NT$32.5 billion) next month, reports said Thursday.

According to the Chinese-language Apple Daily, an undisclosed official revealed to the local press that the U.S. is also prepared to face strong objections from Beijing following the announcement.

The report quoted sources from Bloomberg View columnist Josh Rogin that U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has yet to notify the United States Congress as to when it would be the appropriate time to make the announcement, citing its considerations for the upcoming elections in Taiwan and following the terrorist attacks on Paris.     [FULL  STORY]

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