He said: “They try to export the authoritarian international order while democracies follow the rules-based international order.
“If China succeeds in conquering Taiwan, I think the rest of the world, especially democracies, will feel the heat.
“See, for example, recent developments in Hong Kong. ”
Speaking of Beijing’s intentions vis-à-vis Taiwan, Carrico has a stern warning, he added: “We must not only prepare for the worst, as they say, but in fact for possibilities that are beyond our worst imaginations. .
He added, “China is changing the status quo in its relations with Taiwan, and the world constantly underestimates the disasters of Chinese policy even in their most pessimistic forecasts.”