Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen delivers an armed forces day speech on indigenous national defence at a ceremony in Taipei. Photo: AP

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen says US arms deals help ‘aggressively promote’ indigenous defence industry

  • On Taiwan’s armed forces day, Tsai says homegrown submarine and jet trainer programmes are not just about sloganeering
  • US expects Taipei’s defence budget to grow ‘commensurate with the threats’ it faces
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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen delivers an armed forces day speech on indigenous national defence at a ceremony in Taipei. Photo: AP
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A US MC-130J Commando tanker aircraft has flown along the “median line” in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, separating mainland China from the island of Taiwan. Photo: Handout

US warplane flies along dividing line between mainland China and Taiwan

  • Taipei says ‘nothing abnormal detected’ during Thursday’s flight
  • MC-130J tanker travelled from Okinawa base to Taiwan Strait before heading southeast to Bashi Strait
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A US MC-130J Commando tanker aircraft has flown along the “median line” in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, separating mainland China from the island of Taiwan. Photo: Handout
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