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The US is selling $1.4 billion worth of torpedoes and missiles to Taiwan

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The US is planning to sell $1.4 billion worth in weapons to Taiwan—and China is not happy.

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The package includes torpedoes, high-speed missiles, and missile components. The sale still needs to be approved by Congress.

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The Chinese government claims Taiwan is part of China, while the majority of the population in the small self-ruled island identify as Taiwanese instead of Chinese.

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The US no longer has official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but it still maintains some connections with the island—including arms sales.

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China stated that the sale should be revoked. But this kind of deal happens every couple of years and has long been a source of frustration for Beijing.

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Back in 2015, the US sold $1.8 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, including anti-tank missiles, amphibious attack vehicles, and two navy frigates.

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