Taiwan calls for US fighter jets, cites China stealth plane

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    A top Taiwanese official has renewed calls for Washington to sell the island advanced aircraft in the wake of China's development of its first stealth plane, a report said Wednesday.

    Parliamentary speaker Wang Jin-pyng warned that China could upset regional and global order by developing the J-20 jet, the state Central News Agency said.

    He urged Washington to provide Taiwan with advanced fighter jets to counter a serious imbalance between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait due to China's rapid military expansion, the report said.

    Wang, a top politician from the governing Kuomintang party, made the comments during a visit to the United States where he is expected to meet with US politicians and academics, it said.

    Taipei applied to the US government to buy 66 F-16 C/D fighters in early 2007, but observers say Washington has held up the deal for fear of angering Beijing.

    China opposes any arms sales to Taiwan, which it considers a part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary, even though the two sides split in 1949 after a civil war and have been governed separately since.

    Taiwan maintains that it still needs to maintain sufficient self defence despite improving ties in recent years.


    http://www.defencetalk.com/taiwan-fighter-jets-cites-china-j20-stealth-plane-31622/
     
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  3. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    if usa doesnt provide y can't they appeal for france,russia,britan who hav superior jets than f 16
     
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    They will get the weapons. Just a couple of days ago the US said they will sell at the right time. Guess what it could be the F-35.
     
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    I don't think the Taiwanese are getting their hands on F-35 anytime soon. Currently only F-16C/D are on offer and only that will be sold to taiwan, the US does not want to further upset China by selling such a technology that might be potential threat to the Chinese and get in their bad books at current juncture.
     
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    The price much higher compared to F-16 military sales also have have political implications, Taiwan needs US support something i.e someone who has the balls to stand up against China which obviously EU cannot provide.
     
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    A new cold war might not be too far. US will do everything that pins its adversary.
     
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    so u think that russia is that weak that it cant even dare china
     
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    US is responsible for Taiwans security.
     
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    Taiwan calls for US jets, cites China stealth plane

    http://www.sinodaily.com/reports/Taiwan_calls_for_US_jets_cites_China_stealth_plane_999.html

    A top Taiwanese official has renewed calls for Washington to sell the island advanced aircraft in the wake of China's development of its first stealth plane, a report said Wednesday.

    Parliamentary speaker Wang Jin-pyng warned that China could upset regional and global order by developing the J-20 jet, the state Central News Agency said.

    He urged Washington to provide Taiwan with advanced fighter jets to counter a serious imbalance between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait due to China's rapid military expansion, the report said.

    Wang, a top politician from the governing Kuomintang party, made the comments during a visit to the United States where he is expected to meet with US politicians and academics, it said.

    Taipei applied to the US government to buy 66 F-16 C/D fighters in early 2007, but observers say Washington has held up the deal for fear of angering Beijing.

    China opposes any arms sales to Taiwan, which it considers a part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary, even though the two sides split in 1949 after a civil war and have been governed separately since.

    Taiwan maintains that it still needs to maintain sufficient self defence despite improving ties in recent years.

    earlier related report
    Taiwan adds frigates to deter China fishing boats
    Taipei (AFP) Jan 26, 2011 - Taiwan's coastguard on Wednesday inaugurated two frigates to boost the island's capabilities as part of efforts to deter illegal fishing boats, mainly from China, officials said.

    The "Tainan", a 2,000-tonne frigate named after a city in southern Taiwan, was put into service after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou in Kaohsiung, a port in the south.

    The frigate, capable of cruising up to 7,500 miles, will be used to patrol waters around the island and in the disputed South China Sea, coastguards said.

    "Over the past two years, the government's efforts have helped lead to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," Ma said according to a statement from the coastguard.

    "(But) the maintenance of security on waters around Taiwan has emerged as one of the most important tasks."

    Ties with China have improved markedly since Ma took office in 2008, with the two sides resuming routine high-level direct talks and adopting various measures to boost trade and tourism.

    Despite the warming ties, Taiwan's coastguard frequently reports intrusions by Chinese fishing boats into the island's territorial waters.
     
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    Well USA has every right to maintain balance of power in Asia . Same logic\reason given by China while supplying arms to Pakistan . They should consider supplying them with F22 if production resumes.
     
  12. LETHALFORCE

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    All this while claiming to back the one China policy. wink wink
     
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    that's a another American mystery.....i don't know why they r not selling there weapons to Taiwan, as i know American believe in maintain defence balance between two country. that's why they sell/ donate there weapon to pakistan to maintain defence balance but why they break there own rules when same situation come between china and Taiwan........
     
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    where did you hear USA is not selling their weapons to taiwan?? They are selling anything and everything.
     
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    i think you did not read this news...read it and then reply....


    no doubt most of taiwan armed force weapon is American but now americans are not selling there hi tech weapon(aircraft,tanks,missile and navy warship) to taiwan. i think it is because american scared with chinese. world know the reality of american policy after wikileaks expose. i don't know u r american or not but i know that you american ditched every one even most favored country india.
     

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