By: Tony Liao, Y.F. Low and Elaine Hou
Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Taiwan expressed gratitude Saturday to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee for having inserted provisions promoting military cooperation with Taiwan in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill.
“The Defense Ministry is grateful to members of the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee for pushing a bill that would strengthen the Republic of China’s self-defense,” said ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Luo Shou-he (羅紹和).
His remarks came after the bill, which includes a section on Taiwan’s asymmetric military capabilities and bilateral training activities, cleared the Armed Services Committee on May 14. It will be submitted to the full floor for a vote. [FULL STYORY]