(REUTERS) - The United States plans to sell Taiwan US$1.42 billion in
arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a
move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to
rein in North Korea.
The sale, which requires congressional approval, would be the first to
Taiwan under Trump and the first since a US$1.83 billion sale that
former President Barack Obama announced in December 2015, to China’s
The US’ decision to go ahead with the sale of a $1.4 billion arms
package to Taiwan threatens to undermine US-Chinese relations, China’s
ambassador to Washington said.
Speaking to reporters at an embassy reception in DC Thursday, Ambassador
Cui Tiankai said recent US moves eroded the trust built when US
President Donald Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida in
来源:The Straits Times