The United States has been Taiwan’s main arms supplier. Photo: Reuters

Beijing demands US halt biggest arms sale to Taiwan of Donald Trump’s presidency

  • Pentagon agency approved US$2.2 billion sale on Monday – the fourth since Trump took over at the White House
  • Taipei government says deal shows US support against Beijing threat and normalises US arms sales to Taiwan
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The United States has been Taiwan’s main arms supplier. 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.