Two PLA Air Force J-11 fighters and a H-6K bomber patrol airspace between mainland China and Taiwan. Photo: Xinhua

Taiwan will forcefully expel PLA warplanes next time: Tsai Ing-wen

  • Taiwanese president takes hardline response to Chinese fighter jets crossing of ‘median line’
  • Cross-strait tensions threaten to draw in Washington, analysts say
Topic |   Taiwan

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Two PLA Air Force J-11 fighters and a H-6K bomber patrol airspace between mainland China and Taiwan. Photo: Xinhua
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President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan this month. Taiwan's Air Force is seeking to buy 66 F-16V warplanes from the US. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump nears sale of new F-16V jets to Taiwan, a move seen as ‘huge shock’ to Beijing

  • The sale would be the first such deal since 1992 and signal a new American willingness to back the self-ruled island
  • US presidents since Bill Clinton have repeatedly rebuffed Taiwan’s requests for new fighter jets that could provoke China
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President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan this month. Taiwan's Air Force is seeking to buy 66 F-16V warplanes from the US. Photo: EPA-EFE
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