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China 'unsettled' by Ukraine war, CIA director says

Invasion may have affected Xi Jinping's calculations over Taiwan: William Burns

WASHINGTON (Financial Times) -- The director of the CIA said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has been "unsettled" by the war in Ukraine, which had demonstrated that the friendship between Beijing and Moscow had "limits" at a time when Western allies were moving closer together.

Speaking at the FT Weekend Festival in Washington on Saturday, William Burns said the "bitter experience" of the first 10 to 11 weeks of the conflict had come as a surprise to the Chinese leadership and may be affecting its calculations with respect to Taiwan.

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