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BEIJING, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao, the 27th published an article signed Zhusui Yi’s comments “U.S. arms sales to such” piecemeal “,” article analysis of the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan in recent years the situation, the authors believe that with the recent U.S. strategy in Asia is not unrelated to the arrangement.
article excerpts are as follows:
U.S. State Department has notified Congress to allow U.S. companies sell radar to Taiwan to maintain and upgrade the components and services. The expected total sales to the outside world about $ 100 million. Compared to the past, the sales performance of the project does not involve weapons, the amount is not large, but still outside the “small arms” for attention.
US-Taiwan Business Association, Korean Confucianism, Bo pointed out that this marks the Obama administration’s policy of arms sales to Taiwan had “small but important change,” that is to change the former Bush Administration’s “frozen published notice and then the whole batch “approach, to” piecemeal “arms sales to Taiwan will be more stable and permanent basis.
U.S. Department of Defense announced last week that the so-called annual China military power report, claiming that both sides of the fighting force has become increasingly unbalanced, the mainland’s advantages are increasing. This is in line with its arms sales to Taiwan is nothing more than to promote the “China threat theory.”
since 1979, the United States almost every year a variety of weapons sales to Taiwan and accessories. In most cases, each time the number of sales to a single, less amounts from millions of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. But there are five exceptions: in 1992 the U.S. agreed to sell 150 F16 fighter planes, worth $ 6 billion; 1993 the U.S. agreed to sell 200 “Patriot” missiles and equipment, worth $ 10 billion; 2001 the United States agreed to sell Taiwan four Kidd-class destroyers, eight diesel submarines, 12 P3C-type “Orion” anti-submarine patrol aircraft, the “Patriot” missiles, worth $ 18 billion; 2007 the United States will sell Taiwan 12 P3C anti-submarine aircraft and 144-type gold “standard Ⅱ” missiles, a total of $ 2.2 billion; 2008, the United States agreed to sell the “Patriot ─ 3″ anti-missile system, E-2T early warning aircraft upgrade system, “Apache” helicopters and other weapons and equipment, gross $ 6.4 billion.
visible, which were the three “exceptions” are in place within the Bush term. At that time the United States designed this “wholesale” sales is to reduce the pressure from China, but it did not, “large” sales lead to a strong condemnation of China. Obama administration notified Congress in January this year a number of term of George W. Bush decided after the arms sales, China is not only relevant to U.S. companies for the implementation of sanctions, also rejected U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China. So, Obama turned to a “small” arms, to test whether changes in Chinese hard-line stance. In fact, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan is simply violated the three Sino-US joint communiques, whether it is “big” or “small” China opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan will not change the attitude.
Obama resume arms sales to Taiwan “small number of more” conventional approach is also particularly good impression of Taiwan to Bo. This U.S. strategy in Asia recently arranged not unrelated. U.S. struggling to cope with terrorism in recent years, to attend to interests in Asia, but the United States would withdraw before the end of this month the majority of troops in Iraq, ending combat missions, so that it have the energy to return to Asia for expansion, coupled with the use of “Tian” events and joint military exercises, to Japan and South Korea, the two traditional allies pulled tightly around. As for Taiwan, the United States has always been regarded as a pawn to contain China. At a time when the harmonious cross-strait relations have entered an unprecedented period of American thinking from the “anti-bian independence” to “anti-horse system”, and frequent sales to Taiwan can hold the heart.