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U.S. arms sales help Taiwan maintain self-defense: defense ministry


Central News Agency

Taipei, Dec. 20 (CNA) U.S. arms sales to Taiwan help bolster its defense capabilities, a Taiwanese defense official said Saturday,...full story
updated 2014-12-20 01:28 PM
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