Media Mention: Taiwan Set to Receive $2 Billion in U.S. Arms, Drawing Ire From China

July 9, 2019

The US-Taiwan Business Council was mentioned in the New York Times on July 9, 2019

“These tanks and missiles will provide the Taiwan army with a modern capability to deter and complicate the operational planning of the People’s Liberation Army forces that coerce and threaten Taiwan,” Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, said in a statement on Monday. “They will also offer new opportunities to engage in cooperation with the United States in both the deployment and operations phases.”

Mr. Hammond-Chambers of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council said the Trump administration, with broad support from Congress, had moved to regularize and normalize arms sales to Taiwan, reflecting “a sound and responsible policy that will maximize the deterrent nature of a modern, well-equipped Taiwan military capable of complicating and deterring any actions by the P.L.A.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/world/asia/taiwan-arms-sales.html

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