:snerk: I’ve been hearing the same consistent predition for fifteen years now. And in other news, I expect Canada to reunite with the United States any day now.
Let me make my own prediction: if Taiwan is smart and can play a waiting game, it won’t need to declare independence. China will implode once it hits its first big recession. When a government explicitly basis its only remaining legitimacy on its ability to deliver perpetual economic growth, and is completely ineffectual in combating a culture of corruption that’s growing by the day, then it’s no exaggeration to speculate that the first solid economic downturn could well bring a civil war. If Taiwan can avoid being dragged into it, she’ll be golden.