Having lived on both sides of the straits, I can`t understand for the life of me why any Taiwanese would willingly surrender their nation to that fascist, brutal, incompetant, racist regime in Beijing. I did some polling here in Taichung and found scant approval for “anschluss” with China, especially among the young people who are less influenced by the former authoritarian regimes.
I did some research and found out that Beijing has no real legal claim to Taiwan due to the absence of a treaty. Also Taiwan has not been a continuous part of China for the past 400 years as Beijing fraudulently brainwashes their people into believing.
I do hope the Taiwanese can rejoin the international community and that Beijing might relax it
s recalcitrant, imperial one-China approach to Taiwan. Unification may be the result one day, but its not fair to demand that Taipei first submit and surrender.