Last Friday the Biden administration unveiled the fifth US arms sale to Taiwan, with the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency detailing $108 million for the proposed package, which is reportedly for parts and repairs on tanks and combat vehicles, with a portion of the funds set aside for US government and “contractor technical and logistical support”.
“The proposed sale will contribute to the sustainment of the recipient’s vehicles, small arms, combat weapon systems, and logistical support items, enhancing its ability to meet current and future threats,” the Pentagon had announced.
In response, China’s state-run Global Times quickly complained that “The figure of $108 million is an unreasonably high price for just spare parts and intangible technical assistance, and it is obvious that the US arms firms are again leeching on Taiwan for its money…”
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