White House Job Openings Hampering Taiwan-US Defense Ties: Council Head

Poster:Surya NarayananPost date:2017-10-17
Region:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
Issue:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
(CNA) Taiwan Business Council president Rupert Hammond-Chambers said on Sunday that the remaining job vacancies in the White House have negatively affected US-Taiwan defense relations. The US Department of State has yet to approve US firms providing technical support to Taiwanese submarines, but this is due to a lack of a person to do the job. Hammond-Chambers also said that Taiwan's insufficient defense budget did not allow for Taiwan to upgrade several of its air combat capabilities.  
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