An F-16V fighter jet takes off from a motorway during an emergency take off and landing drill in Changhua, Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan’s parliament approves US$8.2bn funding to buy 66 US F-16V warplanes

  • KMT calls for Taipei to strike spares, components and maintenance deals with Washington
  • Budget approval comes as US prepares for vote on Taiwan allies bill
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An F-16V fighter jet takes off from a motorway during an emergency take off and landing drill in Changhua, Taiwan. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a welcome ceremony in St Lucia in July. The Caribbean nation’s ambassador to Taiwan has affirmed ties remain strong. Photo: AP

As Taiwan’s allies dwindle, St Lucia stands firm against China pressure

  • Caribbean island’s ambassador to Taipei says diplomatic ties are unlikely to change in the near future
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attends a welcome ceremony in St Lucia in July. The Caribbean nation’s ambassador to Taiwan has affirmed ties remain strong. Photo: AP
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