Watch: China Moving Closer To Attack Taiwan As Biden Gives Taiwan Defense Weapons To Ukraine

By Roberta Elliot | Saturday, 14 May 2022 16:45
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Top U.S. intelligence officials warned Tuesday that China is “working hard” to ​commence a military takeover of Taiwan — and Beijing is closely watching Russia’s attack on Ukraine to measure the level of America’s potential resistance.

D​irector of National Intelligence Avril Haines told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee that the threat to Taiwan is “acute.”

​“It’s our view that they [the Chinese] are working hard to effectively put themselves into a position in which their military is capable of taking Taiwan over our intervention,” Haines ​told the panel.

Haines and Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier added that the U.S. still doesn’t know what the Chinese may have gleaned from President Vladimir Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine. Russian forces have been largely controlled by fierce opposition from the Kyiv government.

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However, Berrier said China was discovering “some very interesting lessons” from the Ukraine war, including the need for effective military leadership, small unit tactics, and training with the right weapons systems — and the necessity of a professional noncommissioned officer corps, which Russia lacks.

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Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to gain control of the island nation​ by force if necessary​.

Haines said she thinks the war in Ukraine, which began when Russia invaded on February 24, will not likely accelerate China’s plans for Taiwan, and Berrier said China would rather not deploy its military.

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“I believe the PRC [People’s Republic of China] would rather not do it [take over Taiwan] by force. I think they would rather do this peacefully over time,” he said.

Haines said China had been “surprised” at how fast the U.S. and Europe united in opposing the invasion by enacting sanctions against Russia, “something they obviously will be looking at in context of Taiwan.”

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She added that the course of events in Ukraine “may give them less confidence, in some respects, over what is likely to happen” during a potential attack on Taiwan. ​

The U.S. admits China’s power over Taiwan under the “one China” policy but has supported Taipei’s independence by providing arms for its defense.

At the same time, China has boosted its military presence in the region and has conducted military exercises near Taiwan, most recently last weekend, when Taiwan had to scramble planes to counter 18 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone.

Beijing said the activities involving naval and air force staff were to “further test and improve the joint combat capability of multiple services and arms.”

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