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US mulling new arms sales to Taiwan

FOX IN THE HENHOUSE:US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused the Obama administration of ‘cozying up to Beijing with a wink and a nod’ on arms sales to Taiwan

By William Lowther  /  Staff Reporter in Washington, with REUTERS

Johnson said that while he hoped this was the case, the administration appeared so keen to please China that it was taking its talking points from Beijing.

While the hearing focused on arms sales, Campbell also indicated that agreement could be near on including Taiwan in the visa-waiver program.

Campbell asked committee members to “underscore” the importance — when they talked with Taiwanese officials — of Taipei taking the necessary steps to end the beef impasse.

He said the administration had been “disappointed” with the lack of progress on the beef issue.

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