An Outlook on the Reunification of China

An outlook on the reunification of China
In 1950, the Korea war broke out, the People's Republic of China sent troops to fight against America to support its alliance, North Korea. And the 7th fleet of America was dispatched to the Tai Wan Strait to prevent the Chinese Army from recapturing the island.   Now the mainland and Tai Wan still maintain the dilemma the same as 60 years before. However, the international background and situation have changed profoundly compared with that period of time. The rapid economic development has made China more influential than before and also provides financial foundation for the reunification if China takes military measures. While it seems the current situation is to the advantage of China, the overlook of unification is not quite optimistic with many obstacles unsolved.
America is the main country Tai Wan relies on to confront with the People’s Republic of China. But now China is more influential than before with its rapid development, and the relationship between the two countries have improved due to the close economic connections. U.S.-China trade rose rapidly after the two nations established diplomatic relations (January 1979), signed a bilateral trade agreement (July 1979), and provided mutual most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment beginning in 1980. Total trade (exports plus imports) between the two nations rose from about $5 billion in 1980 to $231 billion in 2004; China is now the second-largest U.S. trading partner. Over the past few years, U.S. trade with China has grown at a faster pace than that of any other major U.S. trading partner.   Both America and China need a peaceful environment to develop economy and improve people’s livelihood. In a survey in America regard to this issue, only 26% chose the option that said "We should continue to help Taiwan defend itself from possible attack from the mainland, even if this hurts our relations with China." A plurality of 47% said the US should "keep a low profile and let...