Listen: President, New York And Taiwan discussed on 1A
"And that's where we are today one more armed sale story lar- that we should mention which has to do with taiwan it's also getting some new military equipment after the u._s. approved a two point two billion dollar sale now taiw- taiwan president tsai ing wen made a stop up in the u._s. yesterday on her way to visit caribbean allies she spoke at a reception in new york here's part of what she said indian the taiwan will defend its democratic system on democracy hasn't come easily and it's now being threatened by forces his overseas let's taiwan president signing when speaking yesterday in new york laura can you just give us a brief sense of what the u._s. has agreed to sell taiwan sure china has reacted to that yeah so the u._s. in this most recent package has agreed to sell taiwan onto point two billion dollars of abrams tanks and stinger anti-aircraft missiles which <hes> well it's certainly not the first time the u._s. has sold taiwan arms it is actually one of the primary <hes> arm say arm sailors to to taiwan but it is the big it would be the biggest package <hes> the thing is that there is another arms package pending that is potentially a three or four or five times as large it could be as much as ten billion dollars worth of f._16.'s nhs new f sixteen fighter jets that the u._s. is trying to sell to taiwan and that is something that china has said would cross a red line and that's something that would be extremely extremely provocative and would surely prompt a backlash dmitri before we go <hes> just it's important to point out that under u._s. law <hes> the administration is required to provide taiwan with defensive weapons so you're essentially on a kind of"