Russian Invasion Prompts Military Spending Boosts; Xi Visits Hong Kong for Handover Anniversary
China in Focus
Russia’s invasion in Ukraine is prompting military spending boosts in the West. But questions rise over whether war in Ukraine will shift focus away from the threat to Taiwan. To counter China, Americans must reconstruct their frame of thought. A former NATO chair breaks it down. Five more Chinese companies are added to a U.S. blacklist for their support of the Russian military. A U.S. hypersonic missile fails a test in Hawaii. At the same time, China and Russia are boosting their own weapons development. Now some are asking, is the Unittd States lagging behind? Will China stick to its zero-COVID-19 policy? News reports and a statement from China’s Communist Party leader may hint at the future.