[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
Taiwan nervous over US fighter jets snub
Officials fear Chinese pressure may be behind US refusal to supply island with next-generation F-16s.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2011 06:03

Taiwanese officials have voiced serious concerns over a US decision not to sell their government new and more powerful F-16 fighter jets.

Critics have accused the US of backing down on its vow to help protect Taiwan and bowing to pressure from Beijing, which considers the island part of Chinese territory.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao has obtained exclusive access to Taiwan’s F-16 programme.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.