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Taiwan halts visit by US military delegation

Taiwan has quietly cancelled a visit by a US military delegation due to growing domestic objection to a controversial plan to buy advanced US weaponry worth billions of dollars, it has been reported. The trip by the US military group, which was set to arrive in Taipei two weeks ago to discuss the massive arms sales plan, was cancelled on the eve of their departure, the China Times said, without identifying the source. “An evaluation showed it was not a good time for the visit before a consensus can be arrived at here,” the source was quoted as saying. “The arms sales must be handled carefully, or it might cause unnecessary problems,” the source added. The defense ministry declined to comment on the report.Full Story

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