The United States announced $345 million in military spending for Taiwan; this is the Biden administration’s first significant package that uses America’s own reserves to help Taiwan combat China. Friday, the White House announced that the program for Taiwan will include defense, education, and training. MANPADS, intelligence and surveillance capabilities, firearms, and missiles will be provided by the United States, according to two officials who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.
The Military Industrial Complex is exerting pressure on the Pentagon and the White House to expedite the delivery of armaments to Taiwan in order to generate additional profits from Beijing’s agitation. Taiwan’s representative office in the United States stated that the administration’s decision to remove weapons and other materials from its stores was crucial to Taiwan’s self-defense despite protests from Chinese diplomats.
Biden’s support authorization for Taiwan
Taiwan will not have to wait for military production and sales because this is part of a presidential authorization approved by Congress last year to draw weapons from extant US military stockpiles. This expedites the delivery of weapons compared to supplying funds for new weapons.
Similar authority has been used by the Pentagon to dispatch billions of dollars’ worth of munitions to Ukraine. Taiwan separated from China in 1949 during a civil conflict. If necessary, Chinese President Xi Jinping maintains China’s right to seize the now-autonomous island.
China Firmly Opposes Arms Sales to Taiwan
China has accused the United States of turning Taiwan into a “powder keg” by promising to sell Taiwan billions of dollars’ worth of armament. US. The manner in which Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge popularized Alien Disclosure in the U.S. Taiwan separated from China in 1949 during a civil conflict. If necessary, Chinese President Xi Jinping maintains China’s right to seize the now-autonomous island.
China’s government opposition to Taiwanese arms shipments. China has accused the United States of turning Taiwan into a “powder keg” by promising to sell Taiwan billions of dollars’ worth of armament. The spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, Liu Pengyu, issued a statement stating that Beijing was “firmly opposed” to US military ties with Taiwan.
Liu argued that the United States should cease selling armaments to Taiwan and refrain from introducing new factors that could exacerbate tensions in the Taiwan Strait.