fredag 15. oktober 2021

Detail in resurfaced China video proves country is readying for war

Whether it likes it or not, the world's attention is fixated on Taiwan – and China is making sure that doesn't change any time soon.  Predictions that the democratic island of 24 million people could become a global flashpoint for conflict are becoming more prescient by the day.  Taiwanese officials have also become increasingly vocal about the threat posed by their giant neighbour to the west.

Days after the foreign minister called on Australia to do more to help Taiwan defend itself, Taiwan's defence minister Chiu Kuo-cheng made a dire prediction, saying China will be ready to mount a full-scale invasion of the island by 2025.  "By 2025 China will bring the cost and attrition to its lowest. It has the capacity now, but it will not start a war easily, having to take many other things into consideration," he told a governmental defence committee last week.