China VS Taiwan 40 Years Later | Will The U.S. Help This Time? | Taiwan Strait | South China Sea


On August 14th The U.S. Department of Defense announced a new round of military sales contracts amounting to $62 billion, the maximum amount the U.S. has allowed foreign buyers to acquire in 10 years, including a contract with Lockheed Martin to build 90 F-16 fighter jets, 66 of which are on order from Taiwan. The big sale of military weapons to Taiwan comes at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and China, in addition to heightened tensions between China and Taiwan. In 1979, the U.S. government announced that it had broken off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (ROC), which retreated to Taiwan after the civil war, and established diplomatic relations with the PRC under the CCP, in hopes of positioning the newly established communist regime against the Soviet Union. 40 years later, which side will the U.S. take this time?

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