Originally Posted by Kruska
I might say - that even if the relationship would cool down - why should China want to make war on it's own people? Taiwan is and has never been a threat to China - as long as the US do not "use" Taiwan in some capricious political games - China will never see a need to attack.
In case of Taipeh trying to invoke it's population against China - it is however very realistic to anticipate a Chinese blockade around Taiwan. Afterall Taipeh is a renegade government that established itsself in (on) a Chinese province.
Probably to show military & political power. Where the Taiwan Govt. is the old Govt of China, or descendants of, I wouldn't say they are renegades, it's that they could only hang onto 1 of the Provinces of the Country they used to rule.