The Liaoning aircraft carrier takes part in drills in the South China Sea. A Chinese military strategist said taking back Taiwan should not be a top priority. Photo: AP

‘Too costly’: Chinese military strategist warns now is not the time to take back Taiwan by force

  • Qiao Liang, seen as a hawkish voice in China, says the focus should be on achieving ‘a good life’ for all Chinese
  • His remarks come amid rising nationalistic sentiment, with calls for Beijing to take action on the self-ruled island
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The Liaoning aircraft carrier takes part in drills in the South China Sea. A Chinese military strategist said taking back Taiwan should not be a top priority. Photo: AP
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