This thread is for predictions that China will invade Taiwan by YEAR X. I've been hearing "experts" predict this since I was a kid, and it never seems to happen.
Does Beijing have a timetable for seizing control of Taiwan? This has been a hot topic for the media and among experts on cross-strait relations. I believe such a timetable exists. If the timeline was rather vague in the past, it has become clearer now. And the US security strategy that President Donald Trump recently unveiled will hasten the pace of Beijing’s plan to take back the island, probably in 2020.