CIA Chief Bill Burns has claimed that China has been forced to review its Taiwan plan after seeing the fate of the Ukraine war. China is also nervous because of Ukraine standing firm in front of a military power like Russia.
The whole world is well aware of China’s policy of expansionism. The world knows very well China’s intention regarding Taiwan. The day Ukraine was invaded by Russia. From that day onwards, China’s appetite to attack Taiwan also increased. A big claim has now been made by the US intelligence agency CIA on China’s intentions. CIA Chief Bill Burns has claimed that China has been forced to review its Taiwan plan after seeing the fate of the Ukraine war. China is also nervous because of Ukraine standing firm in front of a military power like Russia.
US intelligence suggests that Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed his country’s military to “be ready by 2027” to invade Taiwan. Although he may currently doubt his ability to do so given Russia’s experience in its war with Ukraine. CIA director William Burns stressed in a televised interview that the United States should take “very seriously” Xi’s desire to eventually control Taiwan.
He said that Jinping has instructed the PLA, the Chinese military leadership, to be ready to invade Taiwan by 2027, but that does not mean they cannot change their mind. “I think our judgment at least is that President Xi and his military leadership have doubts today whether they can carry out that offensive,” he said. Taiwan and China split after a civil war in 1949. The self-governing island acts like a sovereign nation, yet is not recognized by the United Nations or any major country. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter formally recognized the government in Beijing and terminated nation-to-nation relations with Taiwan. In response, Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act, creating a standard for continued relations.