China has ‘incentives’ to ‘strike big and early’

China has 'incentives' to 'strike big and early'

Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Elbridge Colby says he’s worried about the possibility of China striking "big and early in a pretty surprising way", as laid out by NSW Liberal Senator Jim Molan.

"In the past I really thought that the Chinese would have a strong incentive to focus an attack as narrowly as possible around Taiwan," Mr Colby told Sky News host Erin Molan.

"But I think they’ve become so strong and that they also probably assume that the United States, and even Japan, maybe Australia, are going to come into the conflict already."