China's President Xi Jinping has told his troops they should be ready for real combat.
So now we are wondering if Taiwan will be the next Ukraine.
It comes after a week of China sabre-rattling in the Taiwan straits - surrounding the island on all sides with a blockade.
France's President Macron is just back from Beijing where he's set the cat amongst the pigeon's with some ill-judged comments about Taiwan.
In fact, the Elysee Palace thought them so ill-judged they ordered their removal from the interview he gave. We discuss the damage done, and we hear from Liz Truss in Washington who goes off on one.
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