The US has to work with other countries including China inareas like c ounter t

The us has to work with other countries including

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The US has to work with other countries, including China, in areas like c ounter t errorism , non-prolif eration , anti-money laundering and infectious disease control ,” he said. It can’t expect China to cooperate whenever it makes a demand while it is hurting China’s interests .” This year’s arms deal is relatively small compared with previous years and it involves maintenance and spare parts, which will not make much difference to the power balance across the strait , said Pang Zhongying , a foreign affairs expert at the Ocean University of China. But he said it was the timing of the announcement that had infuriated Beijing , coming so soon after the sanctions were imposed. This will be the second US arms deal to Taiwan under the administration of US President Donald Trump after it agreed to sell a US$1.4 billion weapons package, mainly missiles, to the island last year. Hong Kong-based military commentator Song Zhongping said there was likely to be a much bigger and more sensitive deal announced next year possibly including the powerful M1A2 tanks that Taiwan has asked for after the US Congress passed the N ational D efence A uthorisation A ct, pledging to sell more weapons to the island . “US arms sales to Taiwan are a long-term matter . The smaller deal this year means they could be building up to challenge Beijing with something bigger in the future,” Song said. But, the plan deescalates tensions and builds strategic trust Kenneth Lieberthal 12 , Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and in Global Economy and Development and is Director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, March 2012, “Addressing U.S.- China Strategic Distrust,” No. 4, March, - content/uploads/2016/06/0330_china_lieberthal.pdf ) Reducing distrust over Taiwan: Both sides want to work toward a peaceful resolution of existing differences between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait . U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan are viewed in Washington and Taipei as
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a necessary ingredient for sustaining the confidence of U.S. support in Taipei necessary for Taipei to continue to develop wide ranging cross- Strait relations. Those same sales in Beijing are viewed as confirming American arrogance and determination to interfere in China’s domestic affairs and to prevent peaceful unification from occurring, thereby harming a clearly-articulated Chinese core interest . Washington and Beijing should engage in serious discussion of the overall security situation surrounding the Taiwan Strait. Lack of such discussion has contributed to having each side make worst case assumptions in their acquisition and deployment of military resources, enhancing mutual distrust and ultimately potentially reducing the chances of maintaining the peace in the Taiwan Strait that both sides desire .
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