The United States announced on Monday that it had approved the sale of 100 Harpoon coastal defense systems to Taiwan for an estimated $ 2.4 billion, as Beijing rages over an arms sale to the island announced the week. last.
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The proposed transaction
"will improve Taiwan's defense capabilities
the State Department noted in announcing the decision, although China on Monday announced it would take sanctions against US companies involved in previous arms sales to Taiwan. , which it considers to be an integral part of its territory.