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US report critical of Taiwan’s defenses

IMBALANCE:Taiwan’s military spending has fallen to about 2 percent of GDP, while China’s defense budget is 10 times that of Taiwan, the US defense department said

By Nadia Tsao and Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The report’s conclusion said that although progress is being made on cross-strait dialogue, the Taiwanese government and much of the public are not supportive of direct negotiations on issues of Taiwan’s sovereignty.

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