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China Furious as U.S. Considers $2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

The United States may be preparing an arms sale to Taiwan that will exceed $2 billion in value, including both ground and anti-aircraft weapons. China responded angrily to news of the sale, warning it could inflict “serious harm” on fragile relations between Washington and Beijing.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrives at the Tsoying navy base in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan on March 21, 2017. Taiwan formally launched an ambitious project to build its own submarines as the island faces growing military threats from China as relations deteriorate. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH (Photo credit should …

Taiwan Deports Chinese Scholar for Promoting Unification

Taiwan on Friday expelled visiting mainland academic Li Yi of China’s Renmin University on the grounds that he planned to deliver a speech promoting the “one country, two systems” model of unification between Taiwan and China. Taiwanese authorities judged the speech would be a violation of his terms of entry and could “endanger national security and cause public unrest.”

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Tsai Ing-wen in Hawaii: ‘U.S. Commitment to Taiwan Stronger than Ever’

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a stopover in Hawaii on Wednesday after visiting several of Taiwan’s Pacific allies. From there she held a teleconference with the Heritage Foundation in which she praised the Trump administration’s support for Taiwan and its positive response to a request for more advanced weapons to hold China at bay.

In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019, photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, right, is greeted by supporters upon arriving in Hawaii. Speaking during the visit to Hawaii on Wednesday, Tsai said requests have been submitted to the U.S. for F-16V fighters and M1 Abrams tanks. …

Taiwan Announces Live-Fire Exercises Following China Threats

The government of Taiwan announced Thursday that it would begin a live-fire military drill next week simulating an invasion to test a line of homemade launch rocket systems. Taiwan’s military would continue similar drills throughout the year to enhance combat readiness, the armed forces said.

The Associated Press