2. Taiwan Will Be Invaded
There’s no possible way that China’s rise to power is going to end with an independent Taiwan. China has been unequivocal in their demands that Taiwan return to their control, with Xi Jinping once saying that he would never allow “any individual, any organization, any political party, at any time or by any means, to split any single piece of the Chinese territory.”
If Taiwan doesn’t come willingly, China has made it obvious that they’re willing to take the country by force as soon as they get an excuse. A minister at the Chinese embassy in Washington made this clear, saying: “The day a US Navy vessel arrives in Kaohsiung is the day that our People’s Liberation Army unifies Taiwan with military force.”
China has strongly hinted that they’ll go to war if Taiwan tries to declare independence, as well, regardless of whether or anyone takes their side.
The only thing stopping them from doing it now is that they wouldn’t be able to survive the seemingly inevitable fight against the US. But if China becomes the world’s superpower, the only hope Taiwan will have will be to give up peacefully.