Colonialism was an unspoken horror for our founders!! So much so that we fought a Revolution to become independent of England in 1776!! A few years later the British Empire tried to subdue us and we again fought to continue to be free in 1812!!
In the case of China, it was a very successful dynasty until the 1840 s when The British tried to colonize them unsuccessfully and settled for forcefully selling them opium in return for tea!! The British colonized The Chinese coast and Taiwan and Hong Kong!! England returned the coast as well as more recently Hong Kong under The one country two systems agreement! Taiwan was de-nationalized as PRC (Peoples Republic of China) was recognized as China! This became the One China Policy for the West!!
China considers Taiwan Chinese territory because for 5,000 years that was the case. If we continue to interfere with the territorial integrity of China, we are provoking conflict with China!! For some chicken hawks this is a great idea!! For our sons and daughters who will lose their lives in The Pacific if we insist on war , the cost is too high!!
China has its sphere of influence in the pacific as our billionaires have neoliberalism in America and Latin America under The Monroe Doctrine!! While I do not agree with the regime change policies of The US in Venezuela, Brazil, and now Bolivia, if China were to interfere militarily to block our nefarious activities in the region I would consider that outrageous and provocative!!
Let’s leave China to the Chinese!! We have enough work to do here!!