China’s leader Xi Jinping broke precedent to take on a third term as the country’s president on Oct. 30. With the start of his new term, Xi has a new slate of top leadership and renewed attention on Taiwan.
- Bradley Bowman, senior director of the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said Xi’s new term and leadership indicates a strategic shift towards technological and military dominance.
- Bowman stated the U.S. should assume military aggression towards Taiwan may happen sooner than expected.
- The U.S. is in a “space race” with Beijing, he said.