A one sentence description of what is at stake:
Taiwan(ROC) an independent state not recognized by most significant powers in the world (including the US) is not happy with its legal status and endeavor for legal/de jure independence, which is oppose by China(PRC) diplomatically and military.
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After skimming through a few article these group of blogger seems to be proponent of Taiwanese independence and they seem to be very partisan. Nonetheless they seem to be very passionate about Taiwan, i mean they have written 23,118 quality words on the their less then one month old blog, very impressive.
Now, people of Taiwan Matters!
Me, my family, and my grandparents and all their families, were all born in, live and work in Taiwan. Taiwan is a matter that I care strongly about. I would like you to help my understand the case for fighting for Taiwanese de jura independence by answering the following questions.
What can the people of Taiwan realistically benefit from an independent declaration and at what possible cost?
by independent declaration i mean formally changing the constitution of the Republic of China, ie de jure independent.
Please keep in mind that people of Taiwan and its government already have de facto independent administrative power over Taiwan and has good relationship (economically, culturally) with most important states, albeit an unofficial one.
There is one more thing i would like you guys to consider,
In an increasing globalised world, does de jure independent really worth anything more then the superficial. and is true independence really possible?
p.s. zero-sum partisan game is good for no one but the ｐolitician, or am i stating the obvious.