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US officials confirm diesel submarine sale will go ahead
I thought the comment on European co-operation was interesting, as it appears there are ways to bypass the restrictions on direct European submarine sales to Taiwan. Of course what this co-operation would specifically be is an issue, but the fact that European companies are there to help at all is important for the project.Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Shuai Hua-min (帥化民) said on Saturday US officials have told a delegation of Taiwanese legislators that Washington will go ahead with the sale of diesel-powered submarines to Taiwan even if the Democrats win next year's US presidential election.
The delegation was also told that four US companies that intend to participate in the bid have found European manufacturers to cooperate with, Shuai said.
In a visit arranged by the Ministry of Defense, Shuai, KMT Legislator Su Chi (蘇起), and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Mark Ho (何敏豪) arrived in Washington on Wednesday.
The delegation also visited companies that intend to participate in the bid for the diesel-powered submarines.