I have a question. If Texas were to actually secede from the current Union, would the U.S. not take action to take it back? If we did so would we be a threat to Mexico and Canada? This is what we are speculating in regards to China. Besides, you are all missing the point that Taiwan is moving ever closer back to China. There are now open flights back and forth, as well as ever growing economic ties. The economics alone will create a barrier to a Chinese invasion, as doing so would hurt the Chinese economy from the created instability.