Some in Congress want to cut Ukraine aid, boost Taiwan’s

For some Republicans in Congress, Taiwan and Ukraine are effectively rivals for a limited pool of U.S. military assistance.

And seeing China as a bigger threat to the United States than Russia, they argue for doing more to arm Taiwan and stopping the flow of money to Ukraine.

But that’s not necessarily how Taiwan and many of its supporters see it.

They say China is watching closely to see if the United States has the political stamina to support an ally in a prolonged, costly war.

The U.S. aid to Ukraine also has led to weapons manufacturers stepping up production — something that could benefit Taiwan in a clash with China.