U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on government budget issues.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Recently, the United States has frequently warned China that it intends to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan within a few years.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken now also agrees with the intelligence chief's assessment that the Chinese People's Liberation Army will have the capability to invade Taiwan by force in 2027.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, the budget requested by the State Council is 63.1 billion US dollars, emphasizing that it is to deal with the severe threat from Russia and the long-term challenges brought by China.

When Blinken attended the State Department's 2024 budget hearing on Wednesday local time, Senator Bill Hagerty asked if he agreed with CIA Director William Burns' statement in February that China would have the capability to invade by force in 2027. Taiwan's capabilities?

Blinken replied, "Yes, I agree with that assessment."

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Speaking later on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the cooperation between the leaders of China and Russia, Blinken said that when the United States told its ally that China was considering supplying Russia with lethal weapons, it provoked a reaction from some countries, and they all spoke directly to China on the matter. The leadership raised questions, and the U.S. also directly expressed to the Chinese side what countermeasures they would take if this happened.

Blinken also mentioned that in order to counteract China's Indo-Pacific new venture investment will increase by 18% in 2023, emphasizing that by strengthening the visibility in the Indo-Pacific region and ensuring the provision of maritime security, disease monitoring, clean energy facilities and digital technology, etc. Commitment, the United States can become the first choice in the Indo-Pacific region.