According to Vision Times, Former Taiwan Army Chief of Staff Li Ximing recently published a book revealing that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intends to use force to invade Taiwan. He notes that 2027 is a sensitive time.
Li Ximing pointed out that CCP’s military has not used force to invade Taiwan because of the following four reasons.
First, the CCP’s military found the Taiwan Strait an obstacle to deploying offensive options.
Second, the CCP found its military incapable of invading Taiwan.
Third, the CCP found that the Taiwanese military had enough power to make them vulnerable.
Fourth, the CCP is afraid of U.S. intervention.
Regarding the fourth reason, Li believes that if the CCP launches an invasion of Taiwan, the U.S will not stand by.
He said the U.S. might not send troops to defend Taiwan directly, but other support would make the CCP’s military wary.
Li added that the CCP wouldn’t want to put themselves in a situation where they have enemies everywhere. Therefore, they must consider the U.S. intervention situation if they’re going to annex Taiwan by force.
Li also noted that 2027 is the year Xi ends his third term, so it’s a very sensitive time: Xi will most likely act.
Li also noted that if Xi Jinping is successfully re-elected as General Secretary of the Central Committee at the 20th National Congress, 2027 is the year Xi ends his third term, so it’s a very sensitive time: Xi will most likely act.