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Taiwan: preparing for a potential Chinese invasion

By Kathrin Hille and Demetri Sevastopulo

07 Jun 2022 · 10 min read

Editor's Note

An engrossing—and worrying—FT long read about Xi Jinping’s ambitions with regard to Taiwan amid growing fears he’ll one day attempt to emulate Putin.

When Joe Biden pledged last month to intervene militarily if China were ever to attack Taiwan, his comment was met with a harsh response from Beijing.

“If the US continues to go down the wrong path,” a foreign ministry spokesperson said, “the US will have to pay an unbearable price.”

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