The United States has approved a US$500 million support package for Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet force. Photo: Handout

US approves F-16 support for Taiwan in face of pressure from Beijing

  • Pilot training, maintenance and logistics package approved for Taiwan’s fighter jet force
  • Sale of advanced warplanes still under consideration
Topic |   Taiwan

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The United States has approved a US$500 million support package for Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jet force. Photo: Handout
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wei said in Washington on Tuesday that the 40-year-old Taiwan Relations Act had “helped create a force for good”. Photo: EPA-EFE

Unloved but essential: 40 years on, the Taiwan Relations Act remains flexible, durable and effective

  • A conference reflects on how a 1979 US law has managed to keep an uneasy cross-strait peace
  • ‘Strategic ambiguity’ has benefited not only Taiwan, but China and the US as well
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wei said in Washington on Tuesday that the 40-year-old Taiwan Relations Act had “helped create a force for good”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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