Taiwan Armed Forces soldiers crew a  battle tank during a military combat live-fire exercise in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The US Congress is considering legislation that will help Taiwan pay for arms sales from US suppliers.  Photo: Bloomberg
Taiwan Armed Forces soldiers crew a battle tank during a military combat live-fire exercise in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The US Congress is considering legislation that will help Taiwan pay for arms sales from US suppliers. Photo: Bloomberg

Pentagon bill includes up to US$10 billion in grants and loans to Taiwan for arms sales

  • The Taiwan Enhanced Resilience Act, part of Defence Department budget legislation, would mark the first time the US would directly finance weapons for Taiwan
  • But the bill also drops earlier proposals, like renaming Taipei’s de facto US embassy and designating Taiwan a ‘major non-Nato ally’, seen to antagonise Beijing

Taiwan Armed Forces soldiers crew a  battle tank during a military combat live-fire exercise in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The US Congress is considering legislation that will help Taiwan pay for arms sales from US suppliers.  Photo: Bloomberg
Taiwan Armed Forces soldiers crew a battle tank during a military combat live-fire exercise in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The US Congress is considering legislation that will help Taiwan pay for arms sales from US suppliers. Photo: Bloomberg
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