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US talks ‘disappoint’ Chinese official

OFFENSE/DEFENSE Washington sources said Beijing’s argument that Taiwan didn’t need to arm itself was met with skepticism because of the missiles aimed at Taiwan

By William Lowther  /  STAFF REPORTER , WASHINGTON

Insiders say the trip will probably take place in mid-November and the proposed arms sales will then go to Congress for approval in late November or early December.

Washington sources said that Taiwan would likely be offered the helicopters and the F-16s it wants, but that it was unlikely a submarine package would be worked out this year.

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