Antony Blinken says China will be capable of invading Taiwan by 2027, stresses US arms sales


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday concurred with a US intelligence chief’s assessment that China will be able to invade Taiwan by 2027. Later in the day, Blinken downplayed China’s diplomacy with Russia as a “marriage of convenience,” adding that Beijing has not yet given military aid to it’s “junior partner” Moscow to fight Ukraine.

“In February, CIA Director [William] Burns said that, as a matter of assessment, China seems to be capable of conducting an invasion by 2027, if so ordered. Do you agree?” asked Senator Bill Hagerty, a Republican from Tennessee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

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