1) China is not going to invade Taiwan.
2) That's just the narrative that the West wants people to believe.
1) I agree.
2) The Two China policy was China's idea in the 70s. They ignored Taiwan, for the most part, and we avoided pissing them off about it.
That worked until Xi got bellicose. And aggressive, as dictators are wont to do.
"In recent years, China has pursued an increasingly aggressive foreign-policy posture known as “wolf warrior” diplomacy, one that has forcefully staked China’s positions across issues and regions.
But evidence is mounting that this strategy is backfiring. International opinion polls, such as the latest Pew Research Center survey, show that negative views of China is peaking around the world while China’s diplomatic initiatives, such as in Central and Eastern Europe, are failing.
Chinese media refers to this style as “Xiplomacy,” a coined term frequently used in Xinhua News headlines since 2019, short for “Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy.” It stands for China’s foreign-policy framework under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s leadership and is one of the five key elements of “Xi Jinping Thought,” the other four involving the economy, ecology, military, and rule of law.
At heart, Xi’s diplomacy calls for a more active role for China as a great power on the world stage, including reforming the Western-dominated international order and creating what China calls “true multilateralism.”https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/12/02/china-xi-jinping-aggressive-diplomacy/
China has taken a small part of India by conquest, built artificial islands to create the absurd claim it owns the South China sea, etc.