A boy eats candy floss next to a destroyed Russian tank displayed on Khreshchatyk Street, in Kyiv, on August 23. The street was turned into an open-air military museum ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. Photo: AFP
A boy eats candy floss next to a destroyed Russian tank displayed on Khreshchatyk Street, in Kyiv, on August 23. The street was turned into an open-air military museum ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Ross Smith
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Ross Smith

Russia’s struggles in Ukraine offer Beijing useful lessons on Taiwan

  • Much like the Soviet Union’s collapse reinforced China’s focus on economics at the end of the Cold War, Russia is again giving Beijing food for thought
  • Moscow’s overconfidence and underperformance in Ukraine are likely to weigh on Beijing’s thinking over reunifying Taiwan by force

A boy eats candy floss next to a destroyed Russian tank displayed on Khreshchatyk Street, in Kyiv, on August 23. The street was turned into an open-air military museum ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. Photo: AFP
A boy eats candy floss next to a destroyed Russian tank displayed on Khreshchatyk Street, in Kyiv, on August 23. The street was turned into an open-air military museum ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24. Photo: AFP
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