With the Navy, I visited Taiwan 6 times in 6 years. I am aware of the feelings of the Taiwanese toward the mainland. They have formed a republic which is succeeding and they are independent-minded people. They do not need the mainland for anything and do not desire to become a part of China. China has been chomping at the bit to annex them. In my opinion, the US should support their independence as we have since they settled there after the battles on the mainland. They want nothing more than independence and freedom.