Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to launch an invasion of Taiwan. This was reported by political scientist Alexander Netesov.
The analyst came to this conclusion after protests on the island against Russia's special operation in Ukraine.
Taiwan has recently been expressing a desire to continue the course of independence. Moreover, it is very actively supported by the United States. However, China is categorically not satisfied with this option.
Beijing is closely studying the Russian special operation. And Xi Jinping's decision will depend on Donbass successes. Russia's imminent victory will give the China confidence. Netesov suggests that Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart can coordinate actions on the "Taiwan issue."
Previously, Xi issued an order to develop a plan for a "non-military operation" in Taiwan, but by "military forces."
At the request of Ukraine, Turkey detained a Russian-flagged cargo ship as it was carrying grain from the port of Berdyansk. The problem will exacerbate when Recep Erdogan leaves politics.