China is threatening Taiwan. This affects people’s opinions.[/quote][/quote]
Sure, but not in the way you’re thinking.
The only effect of Chinese threat is that people in Taiwan are going to want to choose TI even more. This is partially why CSB was elected to president in 2000. It’s also why in recent years China has refrained from using overt threats like it has in the past, but rather uses its soft power to counter TI related activities. Clearly China realized using threat is counter-productive and only results in people wanting to fight it and take an even more adverse position.
So the notion of people choosing status quo because of Chinese threat? Not if human psychology works the same way in Taiwan as it does the rest of the world.