Taiwan arms deal enough to give China bloody nose, but no more

December 18, 2015 9:23 AM

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Taiwan arms deal enough to give China bloody nose, but no more

TAIPEI/BEIJING A new U.S. arms package for Taiwan will help boost the self-ruled island's ability to inflict a bloody nose on China in the attempt of an attack, enough to make Beijing think twice before any military adventure.

But Taiwan, which is expected to vote in a new government next month less friendly to China, needs advanced weapons such as the latest fighter jets or submarine-making technology if it stands a chance of holding off a concerted Chinese assault before U.S. forces come to the rescue.

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