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U.S. Congress weighs plan to finance Taiwan weapon purchases

American lawmakers increasingly concerned about potential China invasion

Taiwanese soldiers hold rifles during a training session at a camp base in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on March 25.   © AP

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Congress is considering a plan to provide several billion dollars of financial support to Taiwan so the island can procure weapons, according to three sources connected to the legislature.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns in Congress about a potential China invasion of Taiwan, and lawmakers see the need to boost the island's defense capabilities.

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