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Taiwan Leader Promises to Raise Defence Spending as She Praises ‘Unprecedented’ Friendship with United States

Poster:Post date:2017-10-31
Catergory:Comments
Region:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
Issue:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
(Reuters) Taiwan will increase its future defence spending by two per cent a year, President Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to Hawaii where the United States expressed concern over a possible military imbalance in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwanese media reported on Monday. In the event that Taiwan purchases arms from a foreign military, the island’s defence spending could increase as much as three per cent a year, and could possibly increase further using a special budget if “significant purchase cases” are made, Tsai said in remarks carried by official media.  
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