One of the commonly used tactics by the Chinese when talking to a Taiwanese is to persuade Taiwan that the world contains only China and Taiwan. The tactic is used both by the Chinese on the other side of the strait and the Chinese on this side of the strait.
The same tactic is known as G2 persuasion by the American. The Chinese speak to the American in a G2 world.
With regard to the Japanese, China invoked a pre-Korea war world.
The 3 worlds are 3 manifestations of the same.[/quote]
I do not see how this series of statements addresses my question at all.
Do you not see that your proposal of a federation consisting of the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan is completely unrealistic, if not only because the U.S. and Japan would never have any of it?
I mean I assume that Hok was asking for your opinion on a realistic resolution to Taiwan’s status. I seriously doubt that there is another poster on this forum that thinks your proposed federation is a realistic possibility.[/quote]
While I also find sofun’s proposal to be surprising, it struck me that most of the possible solutions to Taiwan’s long term status might seem unrealistic to many.
Full Independence - unrealistic because China will probably start a war
ROC Reconquest of China - unrealistic for military and many other reasons
PRC’s One Country Two Systems Unification - unrealistic because Taiwanese people will never accept it (quite possibly the only thing that the Greens and Blues agree on; alas, this is my preferred outcome)
Aside from “the status quo”, the only proposals I’m aware of that aren’t entirely unrealistic involve aome kind of con/federalistic or “dominion” system that allows Taiwan to retain its separate “sovereignty” but somehow still links Taiwan into an ambiguous “China”. Of course, once people start actually fleshing out the specifics, I’m sure the whole plan again becomes “unrealistic.”