Taiwan is hoping to become home to the first maintenance centre for F-16V fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan seeks US help to set up first F-16V ‘Viper’ fighter jet maintenance centre in Asia-Pacific

  • Plane builder AIDC is in talks with US to set up regional centre as they work together on F-16 upgrades
  • But such a plan would need the approval of the US administration, source says
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Taiwan is hoping to become home to the first maintenance centre for F-16V fighter jets in the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP

Chinese aircraft carrier heads through Taiwan Strait on way to trials in South China Sea

  • Passage through waterway comes as Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announces her running mate
  • But military observer says the timing of the trip not determined by politics
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The Type 001A is the first aircraft carrier made in the country. Photo: AFP
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