Taiwan reiterates hope for upgrading aircraft does not meet the procurement of US-made F16C/D
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Global Network reporter Julia Tan reported, although Obama has recently agreed to a new round of arms sales to Taiwan nodded and decided to sell Taiwan F-16 fighters equipped with the upgrade, but Taiwan aspects do not seem satisfied. According to Agence France-Presse reported Sept. 30 that Taiwan regional leader Ma Ying-jeou met with 30 U.S. personnel at the occasion, in addition to the United States recently passed F16A/B fighters, the motion of thanks to the U.S., but also reiterated that the U.S. can hope to sell New F-16C/D fighters.
According to reports, the Federal House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson ? In a recent visit to Taiwan, 30, called on the Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou. Johnson, Ma Ying-jeou said during the meeting: “Obama has agreed to sell Taiwan arms sale plan two, which reflects the close military cooperation between the two relationships.”
Ma also said: “I very pleased the U.S. is still seriously considering (the sale F-16C/D fighter program )。”,” Taiwan still hopes to purchase F-16C/D fighters and diesel submarines, purchase F-16C/D fighters, the most important is to replace the older Air Force F-5 series of fighters, so that Taiwan can maintain our fighting force is also very pleased that the U.S. government expressed F-16C/D aircraft applications, they are currently not refuse. “
The U.S. government announced on 21 September 58.5 billion in arms sales to Taiwan plans, including for the “upgrade” their existing F-16A/B fighter jets, military aircraft parts to sell and provide relevant training programs. Chinese Foreign Ministry officials later on this latest plan to the United States lodged a strong protest. Zhang Zhijun, Vice Minister of Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador to Locke, and that the Taiwan issue concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity of China’s core interests is related to the national feelings of 1.3 billion Chinese people, China-US relations has always been the most important most sensitive core issue. Serious interference in China’s internal affairs the United States acts, serious harm to China’s national security and undermine the peaceful reunification of China and Sino-US relations.(edit: SN015) to share: