US to sell Taiwan US$180 million worth of torpedoes

US to sell Taiwan US$180 million worth of torpedoes

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-21 08:59

TAIPEI: The US government has notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan worth around US$180 million, a move likely to further sour already tense ties between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as Chinese territory.

The United States, like most countries, has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is bound by law to provide the democratic island with the means to defend itself. China routinely denounces US arms sales to Taiwan.

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