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"China has strongly condemned US plans for a $5.3bn upgrade to Taiwan's US-built F-16s, calling it a "grave interference" in its internal affairs and threatened to undermine relations with the US."
Does ti mean that the Taiwanese don't have F-16s but the US government is going to lend money to buy them?
Taiwan does have them (US-built). "Upgrade" probably means just some kind of improvements, just like with computers. Researching the topic will probably help.