- Aug 22, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
so much wrong hereDeclaring independence would cause a shitstorm.
You said the Taiwanese political class wants reunification, that's clearly untrue.
That they're Han Chinese is irrelevant.
The PRC isn't happy with the status quo. Hence the aggression.
You're using trouble elsewhere as cover for your support of PRC aggression.
the political class want reunification, and thats why they havent declared independence. they have the USA behind them for 70 years, what stopped them? their "independence" is just a refocus to be a strong economy that isnt obsessed with the mainland (which is a very good thing) so as to give them maximum leverage in future talks
one thing with chinese politics, its generational in movements - both sides are thinking 20-50 years time, not 2-3 (like we do here)
the han is relevant because they cant claim they are a separate culture or people, they are the same for both as the mainland
the prc is happy with the status quo - which is both sides dont do sh*t as long as taiwan doesnt declare. they are having enough issues with tibet, xinjiang, and HK - they dont have the appetite for military invasion with USA involvement (contrary to the view on this board)
I dont support PRC aggression, unlike you my family is actually a chinese minority. I just see no win for Australia getting involved in fights inside china (just as i dont want us getting involved in the koreas, or iran, or israel/palestine, or god forbid kashmir)