Reuniting Taiwan with mainland China vs.Taiwan an independent nation.

I honestly don’t know but I feel it’s getting to be past time to form an opinion.

During WW2 the US agreed that reuniting the two would be the thing to do. That was before the PRC took over. The PRC has never ruled in Taiwan.

President Carter recognized Beijing as the true government of China and broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan (over intense republican objection). The UN recognizes Beijing.

Taiwan is a democracy and the people there don’t seem to want China’s rule.

If Taiwan declares its independence China will invade. The US has sworn to protect Taiwan and will go to war with China.

Does the very act of declaring it's independence acknowledge that they are in fact a part of China.