THE LONG WAY:While the US does not make diesel-electric submarines, but it could buy them from Japan, upgrade them and sell them to Taiwan, Parris Chang said
Date: Mar 13, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
The US should sell Taiwan the weapons it requires to deter Chinese aggression, former National Security Council deputy secretary-general Parris Chang (張旭成) said on Wednesday in Washington.
“Taiwan has lots of defense needs in the face of the growing threat from China,” he told a roundtable discussion hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Chang was part of a delegation of senior former officials from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) visiting the US for talks with members of the US Congress, think tanks and foreign policy experts.
“We have heard lots of talk about US concerns over Taiwan’s defense needs, but we need action,” Chang said.
He said it is important for the US to know that China is not its friend. [FULL STORY]