“It Could Be Tomorrow Steve” – Chinese Expert Bradley Thayer on China Invading Taiwan on Steve Bannon’s War Room
Steve Bannon held a number of experts on this holiday weekend on his War Room to discuss the probability of China’s military action against Taiwan.
One of Steve’s guests this morning was Bradley Thayer.
Thayer is a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China and is the co-author of “How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics.”
This excellent discussion started with Steve talking about China’s economy, which is in terrible trouble. We’ve discussed this at TGP for a few years now.
Now even China is admitting that its economy is slowing. Next Thayer discussed the probability of China invading the tiny island nation of Taiwan.
Despite China’s problems we need to recognize that they’ve got the capabilities and they have the intent, as they’ve made clear to be the dominant state by 2049 and I’m sure, well, well, before that…
…They could try to invade Taiwan today [or] tomorrow in the near term… The Chinese Communist Party is determined to change the status quo…
…They see strategic advantage as being on their side now.
China has been at war with us since they came to power.
It could be tomorrow Steve.
Listen to the entire discussion below.