The Trump administration has proposed yet another sale of weapons to Taiwan, this time involving a $2.37 billion Boeing Harpoon defence system.
This comes in the immediate wake of the threat of sanctions imposed by China on all companies involved in such deals, including Boeing.
China has recently expressed its strong disapproval of any such deals between the US and Taiwan, referring to them as actions that “severely undermine China-US relations” as well as the “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
“The United States maintains an abiding interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and considers the security of Taiwan central to the security and stability of the broader Indo-Pacific region,” the State Department said. It said the sale would not alter the military balance in the region.