In response to China’s protests, the US will give Taiwan $345 million in arms.

The U.S. pledged $345 million in military aid for Taiwan on Friday. This is the Biden administration’s first sizable package to use American stockpiles to aid Taiwan in fending off China.

American politicians have urged the Pentagon and White House to send weapons to Taiwan quickly.

The purpose is to aid Taiwan in countering China and discourage China from considering an invasion.