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Taiwan Stocks Up on US Weapons Helping Ukraine Thwart Russia

  • Island’s military placed orders for Javelin, HIMARS weaponry
  • China expresses opposition to US providing Taiwan with arms
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Taiwan is stockpiling US-made weaponry that Ukraine has used to hold off Russia’s military, a sign Taipei is applying lessons from the conflict to deter China from following through on threats to take the island by force if necessary.

An order for Javelin anti-tank missiles has entered the production and delivery phase, Taiwan Army Chief of Staff Chang Yuan-shiun said Wednesday at briefing in the capital. “The program is being implemented as planned,” he said.