Gordon Chang, a frequent commentator on NewsMax, has recently made claims that China is attempting to assert territorial claims over parts of Siberia in Russia. According to Chang, Chinese officials have stated that China is the only legitimate state in the world and have expressed interest in claiming the moon and Mars as sovereign Chinese territory.
Chang's assertions may seem far-fetched, but he argues that the Chinese government is actively pursuing territorial claims in the Russian Far East, including Vladivostok. He warns that this is a part of China's broader strategy to expand its territorial claims beyond its own borders.
Chang's remarks carry particular weight as Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin. Chang's message to Putin is clear: China is coming after Russia, and Putin should be wary of China's territorial ambitions.