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U.S. willing to expand military aid to Taiwan: defense secretary

Austin sees China-Solomons security pact as a 'concerning precedent' for region

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee on defense in Washington on May 3.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin indicated Washington is willing to expand arms aid and military training for Taiwan in response to China's growing threat to the island.

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