Originally Posted by Urbanboy
but you know what, this new anti-session law basically lays down a new rule of the game, and that is if taiwan becomes independent, then war will occur
It really nothing more and nothing less than China putting in writing the policy that they've been following all along.
Originally Posted by Mikey
Look at some point you got to put your pocket before your pride, and that is the only reason China wants to invade Taiwan.
Well, here's the problem with that. In East Asia, shame and honor and the associated pride coming from that are huge. Beyond huge. The possibility of shame and losing face will virtually always trump any and all rational thought. This is why you have an extremely long list of territories that are claimed by two nations, but neither nation will back down and both nations seem more than happy to risk all manner of war, death and destruction over them.
Some say this is a good attribute. In this case, its the number one reason that Southeast Asia constantly stands on the brink of catastrophic war.