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Ukraine war

Russia's war struggles will delay any China move on Taiwan: expert

Beijing weighs cost of war, global outcry and limits of international sanctions

People's Liberation Army Navy soldiers take part in a drill at a naval base in Hong Kong. 

TOKYO -- Watching Russia's struggles in Ukraine, China will likely reconsider or postpone any scenario on Taiwan rather than bring it forward, a prominent China scholar said in Tokyo on Monday.

Speaking at the Japan National Press Club, Shin Kawashima, a professor at the University of Tokyo, said: "If China does possess a scenario of invading Taiwan, it will rethink, push back or at least make sure that all preparations are made before proceeding. It is unthinkable that they will decide to bring forward an invasion."

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