U.S. May Partner With Taiwan To Build Weapons: Report

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At a glance

  • The Biden Administration and Taiwanese leaders are discussing jointly producing weapons to help the island nation defend itself against a potential Chinese invasion, according to a report from Nikkei in Japan.
  • A deal is likely by 2023 under which the U.S. would transfer weapons technology to Taiwanese manufacturers or U.S. manufacturers would assemble the weapons using Taiwan-made parts.
  • The two countries have never co-produced weapons platforms or munitions.



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