I am reffering to economic strength though, because simillar to the discussion about why Russia isn't much of a threat to Europe today, is because their economy simply can't afford a larger military."Strongly growing power" is not a term that should be used to describe the PRC in any aspect other than economics. They can barely keep a lid on Xinjiang. As noted above, the mainland and Taiwan are more and more closely aligned economically with every passing day. Only ignorant General Jack D. Ripper types who are locked in the 1950's are afraid of a military action against either Taiwan or the US. This is 2009, and those Cold War paradigms no longer apply.
Since China's economy is growing very rapidly now, that means they are slowly gaining the strength to be more influential in the world militarily. It just isn't in most countrie's influence for them to actually flex that growing muscle though.
I don't see the issue of Taiwan and China being more economically connected today. That is great, less chance of conflicts between Taiwan and China.
And as you just said, since we shouldn't be afraid of military action by China against Taiwan then there is no reason that we shouldn't continue to promise military assistance to Taiwan. That is all I am supporting...