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China Fumes as US Hawks $1.8B in Weapons to Taiwan

It says transaction 'severely' damages China's sovereignty

(Newser) - The US stands by the "one-China" policy, but that doesn't mean it can't sell weapons directly to Taiwan, citing ithe Taiwan Relations Act to ensure Taiwan can adequately defend itself—and China isn't happy about it. The Obama administration announced a $1.8 billion arms package... More »

Pentagon OKs Drone Sales to 66 Nations

But State Department, Congress still need to sign off

(Newser) - Soon, the US might not be the only country filling the sky with drones. The Pentagon has listed 66 countries to which it would be comfortable selling drones, military officials tell Reuters . But the sales haven't begun yet, because Congress and the State Department still have to sign off.... More »

China Suspends US Military Ties Over Taiwan Arms Deal

Says $6.4B sale will cause 'severe harm'

(Newser) - China will suspend military exchanges with the US in response to its proposed weapons sale to Taiwan worth $6.4 billion, the BBC reports. "Considering the severe harm and odious effect of US arms sales to Taiwan, the Chinese side has decided to suspend planned mutual military visits,"... More »

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