Sorry my friend.
Taiwan is a sovereign country and most of the politicians here admits that. Though they can't say that explicitly because of the relation agreement signed between Japan and the PRC in the 70's. Prefer to have better relations with ROC than PRC really.
Then it was a needlessly obtuse way of expressing that sentiment. Look at the thread and see how posters have interpreted the OP. There are better ways to express disagreement than playing different roles in each field.
They have always been like that. They took Inner Mongolia, East Turkestan, Tibet, the Parcel Islands, and they aren't still satisfied. Also, Taiwan can't get a seat in the UN because China is a permanent member of the UN security council and can pretty much veto the proposal.
Because Taiwan is arguably a rebel province. The PRC is a descendant of what was the original Republic of China. Unless you think owning 2% of China makes you China, Taiwan is not inheritor of the original RoC's sovereignty.
This is the understanding of 180/196 nations. But most of the rest simply don't recognize the RoC because we want the PRC to not go and retake it. It's questionable if America and friends would respond.
If we continue to "pivot to Asia" (lol remember?) from MENA through the next presidencies, we will probably be more invested in countering Chinese aggression in the region generally.
The only reason we haven't been more active in SCS is the same reason we balked at a NFZ in Syria; because Obama's "strategic patience"/"realism" needs its moment in the sun to be seen as the feckless political idiocy that it is.
The United States, especially the younger generation, is currently more consumed with domestic politics and achieving Social Justice for minorities, women and those of non-traditional sexual orientation. Its overseas presence is weak and a tempting target for being tested.
Most younger Americans are progressives, including /int/ posters, and are therefore supportive of this. The Millennial Generation considers themselves to be the greatest since the 1940s one which won the war and the 1960s one which launched counter-culture and civil rights movements, and conduct themselves thusly.
>Its overseas presence is weak and a tempting target for being tested.
Domestic politics ≠ foreign policy. Depends on how far the govt is willing to go to try to mobilize public opinion to their aims. Leaders lead.
Having a narcissistic younger generation isn't going to fundamentally upset strategic aims of the US. Our foreign policy isn't a plebiscite.
Even so that shit island is still full of pro Japs and things will never change. They always suck your tiny Japs dicks and bitches about Koreans. What's your point, you inferior Jap monkey.Or do you Jap liar try again to pretend like a Korean poster by false flagging?
Do u even wikipedia?
Except Obama's pivot to Asia practically did nothing. In the 2020's China will likely be at its economic peak relative to other nations (like America 1950-1970).
If we elect another cuck, Taiwan is fish food.
We aren't friends and Nanjing (Real China) is not Taiwan.
We look at it like this
Taiwan is a nice thorn in China's side.
But Taiwan is meaningless in comparison to China.
We don't really care about what happens to Taiwan.
What we do care about is crashing the world economy and permanently ruining all relations with the PRC.
So we play a balancing act of "promising" de facto control to Taiwan, and "promising" de jure control to China.
If in a decade China decides to take back Taiwan, I doubt we will intervene.
But our plan is to keep China from attacking for as long as possible. Therefore we use our economic and political ties to keep China from deciding to pull the trigger.
I fucking hate Taiwan. They've never beat Korea, and yet they behave like very arrogance clowns toward us and always try to hide behind Japs. It's laughable that Taiwan will NEVER get over us and be able to a "country". Go suck Japs dicks in illusion and get absorbed by China asap.