On this new episode of International Reporters Roundtable:
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met again, following Xi securing a third term and Putin’s arrest warrant. They’re deepening their ties, and their new agreement is in full support of each other’s supreme ambitions. Fallout from the visit is unfolding quickly, with friends and foes alike conducting military and political maneuvers—on many fronts.
Joint exercises are underway. Arrests are being made. Warships and bombers are encroaching. We saw Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s trip to Ukraine and now Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in America. The United States, Taiwan, and Japan are preparing for the worst: Japan is building up its military to a degree we haven’t seen since World War II.
Journalists Chuck Holton, Jennifer Zeng, and Gregory Ho join us to discuss the true nature of Xi and Putin’s relationship, and what these rapid developments mean for Taiwan—and the world.