U.S. - Taiwan The Chinese detention of a U.S. spy plane and its crew is affecting every aspect of the two nations' often fragile relationship. And that may create an opportunity for supporters of Taiwan, the offshore island state that China considers a wayward province. The budding crisis may be a boon to members of Congress who want the U.S. to sell state-of-the-art weapons to Taiwan. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.

U.S. - Taiwan

U.S. - Taiwan

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The Chinese detention of a U.S. spy plane and its crew is affecting every aspect of the two nations' often fragile relationship. And that may create an opportunity for supporters of Taiwan, the offshore island state that China considers a wayward province. The budding crisis may be a boon to members of Congress who want the U.S. to sell state-of-the-art weapons to Taiwan. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.