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NBC News Exclusive: A Look At Taiwan’s Military Drills As China Threat Looms | NBC Nightly News

NBC News Exclusive: A Look At Taiwan’s Military Drills As China Threat Looms | NBC Nightly News


RIVAL, TAIWAN.
WAS IN TAIWAN. >>Reporter: TAIWAN’S MILITARY
IS TESTING ITS FIRE POWER AGAINST THE THREAT OF INVASION
BY CHINA. MOST OF THE WEAPONRY HERE IS
AMERICAN-MADE, UNDER A LONG-STANDING DEAL THAT MAKES
THE U.S. THE ISLAND’S SOLE SUPPLIER.
>>Reporter: THIS IS A DRILL, BUT THE THREAT TIE SIGH JUAN
SEES AS REAL. DESPITE EARLY SIGNALS INCLUDING
A CONTROVERSIAL PHONE WALL CAN TAIWAN’S LEADER, THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION HAS STALLED ON DELIVERING A BILLION DOLLAR ARMS
DEAL FOR JETS, ANTI-SHIP WEAPONS AND MISSILE SYSTEMS.
A U.S. OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS HOLDING BACK ARMS FOR TAIWAN WAS
DISCUSSED AS A WAY TO IMPROVE TIES WITH CHINA AT A TIME WHEN
PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS CHINESE HELP TO REIGN IN NORTH KOREA.
>>EVERY SINGLE ADMINISTRATION SINCE BILL CLINTON HAS
EVENTUALLY REALIZED THAT BEIJING WILL NOT DELIVER ON NORTH KOREA
BECAUSE BEIJING SEES NO INTEREST IN THE INTEREST BEING RESOLVED
COMPLETELY. >>Reporter: SINCE THE
PRESIDENT’S APRIL SUMMIT WITH CHINESE PRESIDENT, CRITICISM HAS
WANED. ONLY THIS WEEK DID THE U.S.
RESUME FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION OPERATIONS, SAILING A U.S. NAVY
SHIP NEAR MISS CHIEF REEF. ON TAIWAN, WASHINGTON IS
STEERING CLEAR. A STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL SAID
U.S. ARMS SALE TOLLS TAIWAN ARE BASED ON AN ASSESSMENT OF
TAIWAN’S DEFEENS NEEDS. AS IT STANDS, TAIWAN CAN’T KEEP
PACE WITH THE $146 BILLION CHINA WILL SPEND ON DEFENSE THIS YEAR.
WITH TENSION GROWING THE REGION AND AN ARMS DEAL IN


Reader Comments

  1. LOL, what is the official name of Taiwan? Republic of China. So the question comes, is China invading another China? and why US stood in between of two Chinas? Confusing.

  2. There will be no peace until freedom is restored in China which means the prc will be destroyed, even if they annex the island revolution will be inevitable not just in Taiwan but across the nation

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