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Update: McCain injects Presidential Politics into U.S. – China row over Taiwan Weapons Sale

McCain seems to be getting a little desperate.  He seems to be pulling all stops (including going negative and aggressive against Obama) and most recently also trying to inject some foreign politiking into his campaign. Continue reading Update: McCain injects Presidential Politics into U.S. – China row over Taiwan Weapons Sale

US arms sales to Taiwan "a slap to Wen Jiabao's face"?

In a surprise move to some, the United States reactivated a $6.46 billion Taiwan arms sales proposal and sent it to Congress for approval yesterday. (As late as September 28, the proposal was said to be frozen by the White House even as Taiwan lobbied Congress.)

Some Chinese now believe China and Wen Jiabao were “played” by the US: “Premier Wen had just said to save the US markets, out came $6 billion of arms sales as a slap to the face,” reads a typical comment online.
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