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Taiwan's Request to Buy US Military Hardware Draws Ire From China

Taiwan says it has formally made a request to the United States to purchase new state-of-the-art military tanks and anti-tank missile systems, a move that drew an angry response from China. The self-ruled island's Defense Ministry announced Thursday that it wants to buy 108 M1A2 Abrams tanks, over 1,500 anti-tank missiles, and 250 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, worth a combined $2 billion.  The ministry says the request is proceeding "as normal." In Beijing,...

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