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U.S. to upgrade Taiwan jets, China protests

The United States on Wednesday announced a $5.85 billion upgrade of Taiwan’s F-16 fighter jets, leading to a swift rebuke by China even though the deal stopped short of selling new planes. Taiwanese and US officials insisted that the upgrade would improve the island’s defences as it faces a rising…

Senators seek to force fighter sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON — Two US senators introduced legislation on Monday demanding President Barack Obama sell Taiwan no fewer than 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets despite Beijing’s fierce objections. “This sale is a win-win, in strengthening the national security of our friend Taiwan as well as our own, and supporting tens of…