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US plans latest arms sale to Taiwan, ‘PLA will be ready’

The US is planning the sale of a battlefield communications system to Taiwan island, marking the sixth US arms sale to the island this year, as the Taiwan authorities claimed on Tuesday such exchanges have become “routine.”

By deploying this system, the island’s military will become fully reliant on the US, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will be ready if the island resists reunification by force, Chinese mainland military experts said on Tuesday.

The US State Department has approved a possible sale of a Field Information Communications System and related equipment to the island of Taiwan for an estimated cost of $280 million, with the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notifying the US Congress of this possible sale on Monday, according to a statement the DSCA released on its website. Source Global Times 

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