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      07-25-2018, 04:51 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Real Dodger View Post
All the Taiwanese need is a credible deterent threat that would ensure huge Chinese casualties. The Chinese will not invade unless success is ensured. They (the communists) can't afford to lose face on the domestic front. And the Taiwanese would be HUGELY more motivated than any Chinese army recruit storming Taipei. They would have their hard earned freedom to lose.
Which is why they haven't gone down this route... yet.

The carrot and stick approach is kinda working. Because of China's sanctions and actions, Taiwan's economy is not doing well and China's is booming. Many Taiwanese people are going to China for work and vice versa.

Neither side wants military confrontation. But it's kinda tense as all it takes is a accidental missile launch or someone to fire on a Chinese boat to set off a possible war.
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