Canada Global (Web News) The Biden administration on Tuesday signed approvals for two new major weapons sales to Taiwan.
The State Department said it approved the sale of more than $425 million in spare aircraft parts to support Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jets, C-130 transport planes and other U.S.-supplied weapons systems. Is.
The package includes $330 million in standard equipment and $98 million in non-standard equipment with associated accessories and logistics.
The sale was announced a few weeks after President Joe Biden met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Indonesia, where China’s increasingly aggressive attitude toward Taiwan was a major issue.
China views Taiwan as a renegade and has vowed to reunify the island with the mainland by force if necessary.
He has condemned previous US arms sales to Taiwan as a violation of Washington’s “one China policy” and is expected to react similarly to the announcement.
The US administration has said relations with Taiwan are governed by the Taiwan Relations Act, which allows the sale of military equipment to the island to defend itself against potential threats from China.