Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report, updated as warranted, discusses U.S. security assistance to Taiwan, or Republic of China ROC, including policy issues for Congress and legislation. Congress has oversight of the Taiwan Relations Act TRA, P.L. 96-8, which has governed arms sales to Taiwan since 1979, when the United States recognized the Peoples Republic of China PRC instead of the ROC. Two other relevant parts of the one China policy are the August 17, 1982, U.S.-PRC Joint Communique and the Six Assurances to Taiwan. U.S. arms sales to Taiwan have been significant. The United States also expanded military ties with Taiwan after the PRCs missile firings in 1995-1996. However, the U.S.-ROC Mutual Defense Treaty terminated in 1979.
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