If Russian President Vladimir Putin wins the Ukraine war, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, secretary general, warned that it would send a dangerous message to authoritarian regimes led by the likes of Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un.
What happened to Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference with Japan's prime minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, saying that if President Putin wins in Ukraine, this would send a message that authoritarian regimes can achieve their goals through brute force. See also: Biden prepares another $2 B package for Ukraine as Putin Plans New Offensive.
This is dangerous. Beijing is watching closely. Stoltenberg said that what is going on in Europe today could happen in East Asia tomorrow and could influence its future decisions. We must remain united and firm. Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine war, China's rising aggression towards Taiwan has been a constant point of discussion among top world leaders. Xi's government has ramped up military and political pressure to try and get Taipei to accept Beijing's sovereignty, including staging war games near the island and sending warplanes into Taiwan's air defense zone.
Stoltenberg said China's behavior was a matter of serious concern. China is building up its military force, including nuclear weapons. Bullying its neighbors and threatening Taiwan. Trying to control critical infrastructure. You can see more of Benzinga's coverage in Europe and Asia by following this link.