Taiwan acknowledges having contacted the U.S. for $500 million in military aid
Taiwanese defense minister, Chiu Kuo-chengrevealed on Monday that Taipei has been in talks with USA on the type of weaponry it would need in the event that Washington decided to supply a package of military aid emergency aid valued at $500 million.
As reported by the official CNA agency, Chiu told a legislative session that President Joe Biden’s administration has been planning to send such a package by means of a emergency program similar to the one it has used to help Ukraine.
Last year, the U.S. had already made public the military aid offered to Taiwan worth US$1.1 billionThe company has become its major military ally in the event of a military conflict with the Asian giant.
For its part, China continues to claiming sovereignty over the island, considering it a “rebel province” since the Kuomintang nationalists retreated there in 1949 after losing the civil war against the Communist army.