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    China does not recognize Taiwan Independence ; China still lays claim to Taiwan..ongoing political football.
    When Canada Diplomats visit or receive Taiwan Delegates ,China gets quite upset as it gives more credibility to the Taiwan break away who also has USA protection.
    China has been making a lot of economic moves into Caribbean and Canada.... especially for seafood; billions of dollars of investments.
    The latest announcement that China is interested in RD and Haiti brought the goonies outside.... after all it is Halloween.
    So Taiwan donates huge overstock items to RD ; RD accepts! THis causes consternation to China .... this is the real deal ; RD is smart and will play both sides against the middle.
    RD may be good at Baseball and Basketball but they are brilliant at ''Political Football''.
    Anyway, that is my take on the situation...
    Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by airgordo View Post
    these are transportation means not weapons...there are plenty uses for all these
    ...such as transport troops and weaponry, food and medical supplies for said troops and their leaders, many of whom have more "war" medals on their chests than hair on their heads. My apologies to those of us who likewise, have little hair left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dlight View Post
    I am, most likely, the least knowledgeable poster regarding military and political affairs as it pertains to this country. However, in spite of that limitation, I fail to grasp the need for more military hardware in a country that has no real or imagined enemies ready to engage in armed conflict. Someone on this board will enlighten me for sure, of that I am certain. Thank you in advance.
    ......that is quality hardware for the stopping or helping of the smuggling of not so legal contraband....depending on who is paying you more...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    29 OCT 2017, 5:39 PM

    Taiwan donates 90 jeeps, 2 helicopters and 100 engines to the Dominican Armed Forces

    The teams will arrive in the country in January and within two weeks will travel to the Asian country a group of Dominican soldiers to receive specialized training to handle them

    SANTO DOMINGO. The Republic of Taiwan donated 90 jeeps, two helicopters and 100 engines for use by the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic during an official visit that Minister of Defense Ruben Paulino Sem made to that Asian nation.

    A press release from the Ministry of Defense says that Paulino Sem, who returned to the country on Saturday after exhausting a three-day work schedule, was invited by the Taiwanese authorities as part of the bilateral cooperation agreements that have existed since 1947 between the two countries

    On his official visit, Paulino Sem was received by the president, Tsai Ing-wen.

    The press communication says that the donation is more than 35 million dollars

    The Asian leader also promised to double the cooperation offered to the Dominican Republic and took the opportunity to extend an invitation to Dominican President Danilo Medina, and first lady Cándida Montilla de Medina, to visit their country.

    The Dominican minister informed that the teams will arrive in the country next January and that in two weeks a group of Dominican soldiers will travel to Taiwan who will receive specialized training as technicians of Bell UH-1H helicopters.

    "The government of Taiwan will cover the maintenance and parts of the Humvee jeeps donated for two years," he adds.

    Accompanied on the trip to Paulino Sem, Luis R. Lee Ballester, director of Plans and Operations of the MIDE, and the lieutenant colonel of the Air Force, Manuel A. Del Villar Cintrón, director of Civil Affairs and Public Relations.

    Paulino Sem also visited the Han-Shan airline industry corporation and the Taiwanese Army car depot base, accompanied by the Dominican ambassador to that country, the Major General (R), historian José Manuel Soto Jiménez and the military attaché, captain of the ship Mayobanex Montero Tapia.

    The MIDE holder also held meetings with his counterpart, Admiral Feng Shih-Kwan; with Chancellor David Tawei Lee; with the pilot brigadier general Han-Shan, president of the Air Industry Corporation; and with Wu Yin-Jung, commander of the Taiwanese Army Vehicle Logistics Plant.

    During his visit, Paulino Sem presented recognition plaques to President Tsai Ing-wen, for his contributions to Dominican development; to Feng Shih-Kuan, for the support to the continuous training of the members of the Dominican Armed Forces in the Military Schools and Academies of Taiwan; to Lee Hsi-Min, for his contribution to the promotion of relations between the Ministries of Defense of both nations; David Tawei Lee, for promoting cordial and solidary relations with the Dominican Republic.

    computer translated from: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...anas-YC8477032
    so what kind of engines were they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    so what kind of engines were they?
    ....maybe 426 hemis...dual quads.....425 HP........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    29 OCT 2017, 5:39 PM

    Taiwan donates 90 jeeps, 2 helicopters and 100 engines to the Dominican Armed Forces

    The teams will arrive in the country in January and within two weeks will travel to the Asian country a group of Dominican soldiers to receive specialized training to handle them

    SANTO DOMINGO. The Republic of Taiwan donated 90 jeeps, two helicopters and 100 engines for use by the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic during an official visit that Minister of Defense Ruben Paulino Sem made to that Asian nation.

    A press release from the Ministry of Defense says that Paulino Sem, who returned to the country on Saturday after exhausting a three-day work schedule, was invited by the Taiwanese authorities as part of the bilateral cooperation agreements that have existed since 1947 between the two countries

    On his official visit, Paulino Sem was received by the president, Tsai Ing-wen.

    The press communication says that the donation is more than 35 million dollars

    The Asian leader also promised to double the cooperation offered to the Dominican Republic and took the opportunity to extend an invitation to Dominican President Danilo Medina, and first lady Cándida Montilla de Medina, to visit their country.

    The Dominican minister informed that the teams will arrive in the country next January and that in two weeks a group of Dominican soldiers will travel to Taiwan who will receive specialized training as technicians of Bell UH-1H helicopters.

    "The government of Taiwan will cover the maintenance and parts of the Humvee jeeps donated for two years," he adds.

    Accompanied on the trip to Paulino Sem, Luis R. Lee Ballester, director of Plans and Operations of the MIDE, and the lieutenant colonel of the Air Force, Manuel A. Del Villar Cintrón, director of Civil Affairs and Public Relations.

    Paulino Sem also visited the Han-Shan airline industry corporation and the Taiwanese Army car depot base, accompanied by the Dominican ambassador to that country, the Major General (R), historian José Manuel Soto Jiménez and the military attaché, captain of the ship Mayobanex Montero Tapia.

    The MIDE holder also held meetings with his counterpart, Admiral Feng Shih-Kwan; with Chancellor David Tawei Lee; with the pilot brigadier general Han-Shan, president of the Air Industry Corporation; and with Wu Yin-Jung, commander of the Taiwanese Army Vehicle Logistics Plant.

    During his visit, Paulino Sem presented recognition plaques to President Tsai Ing-wen, for his contributions to Dominican development; to Feng Shih-Kuan, for the support to the continuous training of the members of the Dominican Armed Forces in the Military Schools and Academies of Taiwan; to Lee Hsi-Min, for his contribution to the promotion of relations between the Ministries of Defense of both nations; David Tawei Lee, for promoting cordial and solidary relations with the Dominican Republic.

    computer translated from: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...anas-YC8477032
    Not sure what the 100 engines are, turbines for the Helos? The two Hueys could easily have been 10 plus million of the donation Though they started flying sometime around 1960, they are constantly upgraded and maintained and are as good as many current helicopters in the attack, air ambo and utility role Unless I am mistaken, the Bell Iroquois is the most numerous helicopter in the world today That is , if you like and trust helicopters As one old grizzled Chief said (And I'm sure each service branch says the same) helicopters are not really airplanes but 100,000 parts flying in close formation They scare me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    so what kind of engines were they?

    You know Derfish. Some Land cruisers, XC90 etc.. All military equipment. The Hummers will be sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IslandDreaming View Post
    Not sure what the 100 engines are, turbines for the Helos? The two Hueys could easily have been 10 plus million of the donation Though they started flying sometime around 1960, they are constantly upgraded and maintained and are as good as many current helicopters in the attack, air ambo and utility role Unless I am mistaken, the Bell Iroquois is the most numerous helicopter in the world today That is , if you like and trust helicopters As one old grizzled Chief said (And I'm sure each service branch says the same) helicopters are not really airplanes but 100,000 parts flying in close formation They scare me
    I saw the first Seaking helicopter arrive in Halifax (HMCS Shearwater) over 50 years ago.My Son was CO of squadron when the last one landed, 100,000 parts flying in close formation is about it. But they do allow for better air surveillance of the border.
    IF China invests in Haiti then Taiwan will invest in DR... first one in gets a home run.
    Possible they will bring their scrap to our backyard; more political crap on the horizon.

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    Omg guys, it was a computer translation.  It translated motores (motorcycles) into engines/motors.  

    They are sending motorcycles, not motors. 




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    Yes! We definitely need more motorcycles on the streets and parked on the sidewalks.

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