China is either going to declare war or not.
There is no kidding ourselves.
There is making is reasonable on China’s behalf. While Chinese people must see Taiwan as theirs, Taiwan is not Xi’s or the Communist party’s. There is a difference the Chinese on the mainland must face if there is going to be honesty.
Without honesty and the face of a total economic meltdown China may opt for war. Any appeasement guarantees war the next day figuratively speaking.
Standing up to China is the only option.
I think we all know if there is a war China’s military equipment will be jammed. There might actually be a very limited action by all parties.
The reality China will be barking and barking. I think nothing really changes. Just like Xi is not decent enough as a human being to end his dictatorship.