At the end of the day China is looking very closely at the West’s response to Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine! Clearly this response did not prevent Russia’s invasion and very likely due to Russia and China’s effective isolation of any real German action. The fact is that Germany’s decision not to pump gas thru Nord Stream #2 was completely meaningless as not one ounce of gas has come thru this pipeline. Pushing back on terminating Russia’s use of the Swift payment wasn’t helpful either!
While the Russian’s are bribing the Germans with Oil the Chinese have been bribing them with Trade. And as the Germans are the most powerful nation in the EU they will very likely act the same way when China invades Taiwan as they have with the Russians when they invaded the Ukraine.
And that is all I’m going to say about that!