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Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Jianchao Issues Statement on US Government Notifying Congress of Decision To Sell Weapons to Taiwan"] Beijing, 4 Oct (Xinhua) - Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on 4 October issued a statement on the US Government notifying Congress its decision to sell weapons to Taiwan, saying the Chinese government and people resolutely oppose and condemn this US action that gravely harms...
By Fayen Wong KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - A dark-green army truck zips through the hilly countryside in southern Taiwan before disappearing behind the high walls of an unmarked military base -- the largest of Singapore's three army camps in Taiwan.
By C.C. Yao ILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan staged its biggest live-fire army drills in about 20 years on Thursday, showcasing latest weaponry designed to combat a potential Chinese attack as Beijing builds its military might.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's rapid military modernization has altered Asia-Pacific military balances and could pose threats to other forces, the Pentagon said on Tuesday in an annual report that repeated U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A political wrangle in Taiwan that has delayed a $12 billion U.S. arms sale is raising questions about the island's commitment to its own defense, an American lawmaker warned on Tuesday. President George W. Bush's administration offered Taiwan the deal in 2001.
By Ben Blanchard and Alice Hung BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's foreign minister sought on Tuesday to deflect concerns over the announcement of another double-digit rise in the military budget, saying the country had spent far less than the United States.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Time is running out for Taiwan as parliament agonizes over a huge U.S. weapons package seen as critical in maintaining the balance of power with China and as Washington all but throws its arms in the air in frustration.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - After holding months of live-fire war games to highlight a perceived growing military threat from giant neighbor China, Taiwan's military gave its people a taste of virtual war on Thursday.
By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan risks losing its military edgeover ideological foe China -- and support from the UnitedStates -- if parliament fails to approve a US$15 billion armsbudget, a senior defense ministry official said.
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