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  • China is threatening to retaliate on Thursday, after the United States in Taiwan agreed a major new arms deal.

  • The package, worth $1.8 billion sees Taiwan by sensors, missiles and artillery.

  • Taiwan said it did not want an arms race or confrontation with its regional neighbor.

  • It did, though thank the US and said the weapons were to help improve its defense and deal with the quote enemy threat, a new situation.

  • China has opposed news of the deal since its inception and says that it will severely damaged Chinese US relations.

  • It hasn't detailed what form retaliation may take.

  • In the past, China has sanctioned US companies for selling weapons to Taiwan.

  • The democratically ruled island nation is claimed by China on has long been a key point of tension for the country.

  • In recent years, the Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan through other arms sales visits by senior U.

  • S officials.

  • Like most countries, the U.

  • S has no formal diplomatic ties with Taipei.

  • Though it is its strongest global backer, it has pushed Taiwan to modernize its military so it could become a so called porcupine.

China is threatening to retaliate on Thursday, after the United States in Taiwan agreed a major new arms deal.

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China threatens retaliation over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/25
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