Taiwanese soldiers taking part in a military drill in Hualien in eastern Taiwan last month. Photo: Reuters

Organisers play down significance of US-Taiwan arms sale forum

US official says event in Taiwan not equivalent to defence industry conference that has been held annually by two sides in America for well over a decade

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Taiwanese soldiers taking part in a military drill in Hualien in eastern Taiwan last month. Photo: Reuters
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.