CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1996 |
The Taiwan crisis grabs our attention, but however it turns out, another strategic problem is looming in East Asia. Russia and China, it was recently disclosed, have reached an agreement to upgrade China's air force with the production in China of Russia's top-of-the-line SU-27 supersonic jet fighter. The U.S. State Department reacted with the soothing assessment that the transaction would not upset the military balance in Asia.