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The surprise move by Taiwan to defer two advanced weapon systems from the US is going to hurt its ties with its American allies, says Wendell Minnick in a comment for Reuters.

“It’s going to hurt (Taiwan) in Washington to fight for these systems and then say they can’t afford them,” said Wendell Minnick, Asia bureau chief with Defense News. “It would discourage people in Washington who push hard for the releases.” 

Taiwan’s military are facing a shortfall in funding, Wendell Minnick wrote earlier this month for Defense News.

Wendell Minnick is a speaker for the China Speakers Bureau. When you need him at your meeting or conference, do get in touch.

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