I consider the SCS and Taiwan to be two separate strategic issues, completely unrelated to each other.Has ignoring and diplomatic statements helped in Chinas absorption of the majority of the SCS? Has ignoring it helped with the Island building.
Did playing along with China for thirty years that Taiwan was a wayward island that would eventually return the fold.
I don’t mean this as an attack by any means. It’s simply a historical trend that hasn’t succeeded.
I consider the SCS and Taiwan to be two separate strategic issues, completely unrelated to each other.
As for playing along with China for thirty years - yes, America's "One-China Policy" has helped maintain the peace for those three decades. China only began the massive buildup of forces across the Strait and flying daily sorties into Taiwan's airspace after the US started changing how they were dealing with Taiwan and pissing off the CCP in the process.
Citations needed.While taking advantage of the US on everything possible, Unfair trade, stealing our national secrets, bribing our officials so they can pump us dry on our own water supply. Bribing University professes to never talk bad about China among the Massive elephant in the room.