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Taiwan Hopes Nimbler Weapons Can Stave Off an Invasion by China

  • President Tsai to focus on domestic defense in second term
  • Less glamorous weapons sought to raise cost of any invasion
Opening Day Of The Dubai Air Show 2015
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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In her first term, President Tsai Ing-Wen secured more than $10 billion in high-profile U.S. weapons to defend Taiwan against China. Over the next four years, it may be more important to acquire less glamorous, but nimbler weapons to prevent Beijing from considering an invasion.