Tsai Ing-Wen's strategic gamble on US-Taiwan ties | Insight | Full Episode

  • Published on:  11/12/2019
  • On July 18, US President Donald Trump approved the biggest arms sale to Taiwan since the start of his Presidency almost 3 years ago. The $2.2 billion in arms deal includes the sale of Abrams tanks and Stinger surface-to-air missiles. And in August, the US State Department approved another sale of $8 billion of F-16 fighter jets to the island state. Though this is consistent with the history of US support for Taiwan’s defense, it also shows Washington’s willingness to confront Beijing even as US-China relations are at their lowest on account of trade war. China has threatened to impose sanctions on the main US firms involved in the sales and launched large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan straits. Will Tsai Ing-Wen's defiant stance against China pay handsome dividends ahead of the Presidential election in January 2020?==========================ABOUT THE SHOW: Insight investigates and analyses topical issues that impact Asia and the rest of the world. Watch more here: https://cna.asia/2kDtxEg==========================#CNA#CNAInsight #Taiwan#TsaiIngWen#USTaiwanFull playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... For more on our long-form documentaries, head to CNA Insider: https://www.youtube.com/cnainsiderSubscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesubSubscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://t.me/cnalatestFollow us:CNA: https://cna.asiaCNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasiaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews...Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia