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International relations

China demands US scrap $2.2bn arms deal with Taiwan

Planned sale risks complicating delicate Beijing-Washington trade talks

The U.S. plans to sell 108 Abrams tanks to Taiwan as part of the $2.2 billion deal.   © Reuters

TAIPEI/BEIJING -- China urged the U.S. on Tuesday to cancel a planned $2.2 billion sale of arms to Taiwan, adding a new wrinkle to the trade tensions between the two countries following a truce reached at the end of last month.

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