CIA: Xi Jinping instructs military to prepare for takeover of Taiwan by 2027 The Chinese military has been instructed to prepare for a scenario of taking over Taiwan by force by 2027, the CIA said. Beijing itself has not previously ruled out establishing military control over the island if “outside forces” cross the “red line”
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has instructed his military to prepare to establish military control over Taiwan by 2027. This was stated by Deputy Director of the CIA David Cohen, said on Twitter CNN correspondent Ana Cabrera.
At the same time, American intelligence does not believe that the Chinese leadership has made a final decision on this issue, Cohen says.
The United States does not have diplomatic relations with the Taiwanese authorities, but with In 1979, there is a law under which Washington can supply weapons to the region to protect it. China opposes the supply of American weapons to the island.
In April this year, after a visit by a group of US congressmen, the situation around China and Taiwan escalated. The escalation reached its peak in early August, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. Her visit drew sharp criticism from China. He considers Taiwan his province and opposes his contacts with representatives of countries with which Beijing has diplomatic relations.
In response to Pelosi's visit, China held military exercises near Taiwan. The United States accused China of creating an artificial crisis and stressed that Washington's position has not changed and it still adheres to the policy of one China. Taiwan, in turn, urged Beijing to stop “showing muscles.”
As tensions escalate, China published a white paper on August 10. This document, updated every two years, outlines the country's national defense strategy. In the new edition of the “White Paper” China allowed Taiwan to be taken by force. He threatened to take decisive action if “external intervention forces” cross the “red line”. Also in that document, China proposed the “one country, two systems” model. However, Taiwan has said it rejects the idea because “only the people of Taiwan can decide their future.”
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