There has been growing bipartisan support in Washington for a harder line toward China and improved ties with Taiwan. Photo: EPA

Taiwan put on US defence department list of ‘countries’ in latest move likely to goad China

  • The wording is an apparent break with Washington’s long-standing adherence to a one-China policy
  • The acting US defence secretary, in the report’s introduction, identifies the Chinese Communist Party as the architect of a vision for ‘repressive world order’
Topic |   Taiwan

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There has been growing bipartisan support in Washington for a harder line toward China and improved ties with Taiwan. Photo: EPA
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A US M1A2 Abrams tank fires during a US-led joint military exercise near Vaziani, Georgia, in 2016. Photo: Reuters

US ‘prepares to sell over US$2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan’

  • Taiwan has been interested in refreshing its existing US-made battle tank inventory
  • The potential sale includes 108 General Dynamics M1A2 Abrams tanks
Topic |   US-China relations

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A US M1A2 Abrams tank fires during a US-led joint military exercise near Vaziani, Georgia, in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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