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China plans 2020 invasion: researcher

SAFETY GUARANTEED:The Presidential Office would not comment on an assertion that China would invade, or on the reliability of research fellow Ian Easton’s sources

By Nadia Tsao  /  Staff reporter in Washington, with CNA

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lo Chih-cheng (羅致政) raised doubts over the time frame Easton asserted, saying that he did not think it is very precise.

China might be ready militarily to invade Taiwan in 2020, but that would not necessarily mean that it would also be “politically ready,” Lo said.

China also needs to assess its chances of launching a successful invasion and the consequences of an attack, which are reasons that there could be variables to a possible invasion, he said.

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