I wished Taiwan enjoyed 50 years of head start in the game. China had always been a big influence in the past (still is), I think you and I both know China have had its success deterring arms deals going through. It's not like Taiwan was free to purchase stuff; and it wasn't like other countries were free to sell stuff, etiher.
China did not announce invasion plans (does anyone ever do, anyway?), but is adding the number of missiles targeting Taiwan, and beefing up big time! China's military strength is exceeding (or already exceeded) its need for defence. There are signs indicating that an invasion is materializing. Taiwan is NOT recognized by anyone in the EU... the US and Japan are more directly involved, therefore... (when you cry, you gotta find the right audience...)
It's more like "majority of people in Taiwan" is stirring up hornet's nest with no regard to their own lives... people vote for president directly and people vote for legislators too; in 2004 the majority of the Taiwanese wanted DPP to lead, but later also wanted the opposition to hold more seats in legislation (promptly stopped DPP from changing ROC to Taiwan, and now deterring the arms purchase). And come on, other countries must be involved because of who? Taiwan has enjoyed sovereignty in the past and in the present, if not for China Taiwan would long have become an independent and free country... who's the bully here?
\"It\'s well beyond rage. Help me. In the name of Christ, help yourselves. Now is our chance, now! If we join, we can win. If we win, well then we\'ll have what none of us has ever had before: a country of our own.\"