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US-China tensions

China demands U.S. cancel potential arms sale to Taiwan

Pentagon had approved estimated $108m deal last week

Taiwanese military aircraft, including F-16V fighter jets, are seen during the annual New Year's drill in Chiayi, Taiwan, on Jan. 5.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- China has demanded that the U.S. immediately cancel its latest arms sale to Taiwan, the Chinese state broadcaster reported on Monday, citing the country's Ministry of National Defense.

The Pentagon said on Friday that the U.S. State Department had approved the potential sale of military technical assistance to Taiwan worth an estimated $108 million.

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