Cui Mingxuan, a Global Times correspondent in Taipei, followed the United Nations report that "Taiwan is the happiest region of Asia", after that, the "audit department" of the United States military sales customers in the United States in July 31st also burst out big oolong.
The "audit department" issued a report on the final accounts of the authorities, which referred to "the December 2016 statistics of the United States Congress, from 2008 to 2015, the amount of US military purchase in Taiwan was $more than 7 billion 500 million, which was tenth of the U.S. military sales to developing countries" in the period. The report lists the ranking of Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Iraq, Algeria, Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Israel and Taiwan. However, Taiwan joint news network pointed out that there were many problems in the report in July 31st. Like sixth of Venezuela, after Chavez came to power in 1998, how could it be the sixth arms purchase to the United States because of the anti US Route and the US arms embargo? In addition, Algeria, ranked fifth, also has no U.S. weapons, the main sources of arms are Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and other countries.
The report said the report was a statistics of the global arms output from 2008 to 2015, including the list of military purchases in 2008 - 2011, and the mainland was also on the list. It was also a country that could not have been sold by the United States. "But the audit department did not notice the problems when it cited the chart."
In fact, in the international arms market, it often happens that the actual purchasing volume of the buyers is lower than the original number of contracts because of internal political factors. If you look at the U.S. Congressional report, between 2008 and 2015, Taiwan was not in the top ten of the world's developing regions in terms of the amount of arms purchase contracts. As for the United States, Taiwan is ranked the number one in the list of output of weapons. It also depends on the year. In March, the Stockholm Institute of international peace in Sweden showed that Taiwan was fourth of the top ten U. S. arms sales between 2013 and 2017.
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