​​​
  1. Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China’s backyard

Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China’s backyard

The United States has dispatched its top diplomat overseeing arm sales to promote U.S. weapons at the largest air show in Asia, where China's military footprint and political influence are seen to be surging.

By: | Beijing | Published: February 5, 2018 10:13 AM
China, United States, China military,  F-35 fighter jet, Tina Kaidanow, US weapons, South China Sea, Vietnam, Singapore Air Show, asia, washington Washington has been seeking to woo countries like Vietnam, a former foe, with arms sales and transfers at a time when China has bolstered its territorial claims in the South China Sea with construction on man-made islands. (Reuters)

The United States has dispatched its top diplomat overseeing arm sales to promote U.S. weapons at the largest air show in Asia, where China’s military footprint and political influence are seen to be surging. Ambassador Tina Kaidanow told reporters that a large U.S. delegation at the Singapore Air Show is doing ”everything we can” to encourage Southeast Asian governments to purchase US-made arms like the F-35 fighter jet. Washington has been seeking to woo countries like Vietnam, a former foe, with arms sales and transfers at a time when China has bolstered its territorial claims in the South China Sea with construction on man-made islands.

Kaidanow said the transfer last year of a coast guard cutter to Vietnam, which often contests China’s maritime claims, was an ”incredible positive.”

 

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

  1. No Comments.

Go to Top