Chinese president Xi Jinping has ordered his military to be ready to invade Taiwan in 2027, CIA director says
News.com.au reports: “Chinese president Xi Jinping has ordered his military to be ready to invade Taiwan by 2027, according to the CIA.
CIA director William Burns said Beijing still had its eyes set on taking Taiwan, despite watching Russia’s struggle to defeat Ukraine.
China considers Taiwain to be its own territory and does not recognise the government in Taipei.
Burns said the US knew ‘as a matter of intelligence’ that Xi wants his forces to be war-ready by 2027.
‘Now, that does not mean that he’s decided to conduct an invasion in 2027, or any other year, but it’s a reminder of the seriousness of his focus and his ambition,’ he told an event at Georgetown University in Washington…”View Original Article