Donald Trump confirms he has approved US$8 billion deal to sell fighter jets to Taiwan

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US President Donald Trump has said he has approved the proposed deal to sell 66 Lockheed Martin F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan – a move set to significantly boost the self-ruled island’s defences against mainland China.Taiwan’s defence ministry welcomed Trump’s announcement, saying that it would help to maintain security in the Taiwan Strait and Asia-Pacific region, and that it would continue its close contact with US departments.Speaking to reporters in New Jersey on Sunday, Trump said that the…

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