川普證實批准售台F-16V戰機 價值2500億台幣 | Trump confirms sale of 66 F-16V to Taiwan for NT$250 billion

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美國總統川普證實已批准對台軍售案,將賣給台灣價值 80 億美元的 F-16 戰機。資料照。(圖/美聯社/達志影像)| U.S. President Trump confirmed the approval of the sale of F-16 jets for US$8 billion. (AP)
美國總統川普證實已批准對台軍售案,將賣給台灣價值 80 億美元的 F-16 戰機。資料照。(圖/美聯社/達志影像)| U.S. President Trump confirmed the approval of the sale of F-16 jets for US$8 billion. (AP)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】美國總統川普( Donald Trump )18 日證實,已批准向台灣出售 80 億美元(約新台幣 2500 億元)的 F-16V 戰機,並表示這筆交易將帶來「很多錢和很多工作機會」。

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Aug. 18 the sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan for US$8 billion (NT$250 billion), saying the deal would bring “a lot of money and jobs (to the United States).”

川普 18 日於紐澤西州莫里森( Morristown)接受媒體訪問時,有記者問到對台軍售一事,川普回應「我已經批准這筆交易,80 億美元,所以有很多的錢和工作機會,我們也知道他們(台灣)在使用這些 F-16 時會很負責任」。

When asked about the sale by reporters at Morristown, New Jersey, Trump said: “I approved the US$8 billion arms deal and hope that it would bring a lot of money and job opportunities.” He stressed that “Taiwan would be responsible for using these jets.”

先前《華盛頓郵報》曾引述知情人士說法,指川普政府正在推動對台軍售案,要賣給台灣 F-16V 戰機共 66 架,並於 16 日向參議院外交委員會、眾議院外交委員會提出該項軍售案,獲得包含委員會主席在內多位議員同意。民主、共和兩黨也同聲支持,料將是近年美國最大金額的對台軍售案。

According to a source of the Washington Post, the Trump administration had long backed the deal, planning to sell up to 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan. The proposal was approved by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Aug. 16 and gained support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. It is the largest U.S. arms sale to Taiwan in recent years.

然而,北京始終強烈反對軍售一事。中國外交部發言人華春瑩,日前更曾重批這是「干涉中國內政,損害中國主權和安全利益」,還放話若美國膽敢同意軍售案,將作出強烈回應,一切後果由美國自行承擔。美中達成貿易協議尚未有譜,川普同意軍售一事,恐怕更增談判難度。

Yet, China is fiercely opposing the deal. China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Aug. 16 that the deal is interfering in China’s internal affairs, harming China’s sovereignty and safety, adding that the U.S. would face consequence if the U.S. ever dare to approve the deal. The U.S.-China trade war is far from ended, and Trump’s decision is poised to further outrage China.