CS Monitor: Taiwan tempers provocative question.

This whole situation is looking rather hairy. All I know is that the US and Australia are highly unlikely to come to Taiwan’s aid if things get ugly, despite the US interest in Taiwan.

To put this into context for myself, I imagine this situation as like America claiming Australia as a state, and threatening to maintain that status through military force. Now, I don’t know a lot about how this situation came to pass, I really need to learn more about the history of the “one country, two systems” plan and of Taiwan/China relations. But it doesn’t seem right how things are panning out at the moment…