Joint Chiefs Chairman Raises Concerns About China Invading Taiwan

FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at an event to introduce new members of the Politburo Standing Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 23, 2022. The world faces the prospect of more tension with China over trade, security and human rights after Xi Jinping awarded himself a third five-year term on Oct. 23, 2022 as leader of the ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Charles Brown says that Americans should be worried about China potentially invading Taiwan.
  • “We want to be, and we all should be, worried whether it’s going to happen or not,” Brown said about the potential of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan on Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Fox News reported.
  • Brown also said that the possible incursion is “part of the reason why deterrence is so important, so that conflict does not occur.”
  • Brown said that even if China does not use military force against Taiwan, Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong may illustrate its plans for the self-governing island, which the People’s Republic of China views as a rogue province.