onsdag 2. mars 2022

After Russia Invades Ukraine, China Says U.S. Support for Taiwan 'Futile'

American support for Taiwan will be in vain, a Chinese government spokesperson has said, as a delegation of former U.S. officials landed in Taipei on Tuesday—a move seen as President Joe Biden's way of reassuring the island nation's public following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Taiwan has been awash with news about Vladimir Putin's bloody military operation against Kyiv for six consecutive days.

Observers the world over were quick to predict that China's President Xi Jinping would soon attempt the same against Taiwan, which Beijing has claimed for more than 70 years, and about which successive Chinese leaders have created mythologies not dissimilar to those believed in the Kremlin about Ukraine.