Taiwan

Taiwan defends U.S. arms deal after China sanctions threat – NBC News

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase $2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved in the deal. U.S. weapons help strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense in the face of a growing military threat from China, the defense ministry said. “The national …

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Taiwan scrambles jets to confront Chinese fighters after rare incursion – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)Taiwan has accused China of “reckless and provocative” action, after two Chinese air force jets crossed a maritime border separating the island from the mainland. The island’s military scrambled fighter planes after it said two Chinese J-11 fighter jets crossed the border within the waters of the Taiwan Strait, known as the median …

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