«Wu thinks Xi’s power grab shows a leader who is not confident

Taiwan Loses 2 More Allies To China And Scrambles Jets To Track Chinese Bomber Drills

It’s not easy being in charge of foreign relations of a country most of the world refuses to recognize.

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Fanell, who is now a fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, believes China will try to take Taiwan peacefully over the next decade, using economic incentives and pressure. If that doesn’t work, he believes a military invasion is likely by 2030.

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But Taiwan’s former deputy defense minister, Chong pin Lin, disagrees that China would launch such an aggressive military attack of Taiwan. «If Beijing really wants to use military options, it would be a war of paralysis,» says Lin.

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But it was what happened right before this speech the elimination of presidential term limits for Xi that gives Taiwanese Foreign Minister Wu a clue that invading Taiwan may not be high on the leader’s agenda. «What we see is that Xi Jinping seems to be accumulating more and more power for himself,» Wu observes, «and it reflects just one thing: that is that he doesn’t have enough sense of security.»Wu thinks Xi’s power grab shows a leader who is not confident with his control over China’s own problems issues that will distract him from Taiwan. But Wen Cheng Lin, a former senior adviser to Taiwan’s National Security Council, says China is using other ways to pressure Taiwan. «China wants to drain Taiwan’s finances and talent,» he says. «Taiwanese companies are allowed to be listed in the mainland. Young Taiwanese talent is encouraged and incentivized to work in the mainland.».