The mainland considers the island — where nationalists fled after being defeated by the communists in 1949 — a renegade province that must eventually reunite under the “one China” policy.
AP writes that the sale is likely to include UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and military communications equipment. But F-16 fighter jets are not likely to be included.
The administration has been consulting with Congress ahead of a formal announcement of the sale, said the sources, whom the AP says “have direct knowledge of the meetings.”
Source: USA Today via AP