US approves F-16 support for Taiwan in face of pressure from Beijing

Published: 16/04/2019
US approves F-16 support for Taiwan in face of pressure from Beijing
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

The United States has approved the sale to Taiwan of a training and maintenance programme for its F-16 fighter jets, at an estimated cost of US$500 million.The announcement by the Pentagon comes as Taiwan moves to boost its defence capability in the face of growing military expansion by Beijing.A Pentagon statement said the State Department had approved the sale of a programme of pilot training, m

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