There may be a new round of US arms sales to Taiwan next
year, it was predicted on Friday at a Washington conference on cross-strait
Experts refused to speculate on just what might be sold, but
sources outside the conference said it was unlikely to include submarines or
new advanced fighter planes.
Paal said that arms sales could be expected before the end
of the Obama administration, but precisely when would depend on conditions.
Stimson Center East Asia program director Alan Romberg
agreed with Paal’s prediction.
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