Taiwan says to buy two U.S. frigates despite China anger

December 9, 2014 5:52 AM

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it plans to buy two frigates from the United States, and that it hopes Washington will not be influenced by China's opposition to the sale.

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill last week, authorizing the sale of four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taiwan. China expressed anger in April when a similar bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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