Oh, the fallacy of something being inevitable.
I see opportunity to influence.
Tis not a foregone conclusion that Russia will conquer Ukraine & other neighbors.
Neither is it certain that China will conquer more of SE Asia.
Nothing is certain. I was addressing your statement that "China would be emboldened" if the Russians succeed in Ukraine - which I agree is not a foregone conclusion. But if China is emboldened, it doesn't appear to have anything to do with Russia or Ukraine, but more in its direct relationship and dealings with the United States.