Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA
Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

US arms sales to Taiwan only a matter of time, but bound to leave Taipei uneasy

Ankit Panda says that the announcement of the US$1.4 billion package may raise Taipei suspicions over whether it is a genuine show of support or a ploy aimed at forcing more cooperation from Beijing over North Korea

Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA
Taiwan Air Force F-16A/B fighter planes at the Hualien airbase in eastern Taiwan. The US announced a package of arms for the island worth US$1.4 billion. Photo: EPA
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