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US senator unveils bill to force jet sale

DEFENSE:Though the bill that would order Barack Obama to sell at least 66 F-16C/Ds to Taiwan may pass the US House of Representatives, it is unlikely to pass the Senate

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in Washington

In a formal statement, the council added that the principal reason the sale had not gone ahead before now was China’s opposition.

“In giving China such direct sway over an important security relationship in Asia, the US has created an alarming precedent,” it said.

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