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US-China tensions

Declassified cables show US assurances of arms sales to Taiwan

Hostile stance by China will invalidate arrangements with Beijing, Reagan promised

An F-16 fighter jet over an air force base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The island recently unveiled an F-16 maintenance hub backed by the U.S., signaling an open military cooperation between Taipei and Washington.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The U.S. on Monday declassified documents detailing the security assurances it made to Taiwan in 1982, in a step aimed at warning Beijing against acting militarily against the island.

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