Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Arms Sales to Taiwan in 2010

On 7 January 2010, the Chinese government denounced the U.S. decision to clear the sale of Patriot missiles by Lockheed Martine to Taiwan, the deal entered into by George W. Bush. Three days later, the Chinese Foreign Ministry again denounced U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, a $1.1 billion order received by Raytheon Con for ground-system hardware to support Taiwan’s Patriot air defense capability. By the end of January, the White House is going to sell Black Hawk helicopters to Taiwan. As George Gilder states in the Wall Street Journal (4 February 2010), “The Chinese are needlessly aggressive in missile deployments against Taiwan, but there is absolutely no prospect of a successful U.S. defense of that country. Sending them $6 billion of new weapons is a needless provocation against China that does nothing valuable for the defense of the U.S. or Taiwan.”
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