>>464892>If socialism is anti-imperialism, why do some of you support the dismantling and reunification of a free, democratic republic such as Taiwan?
Taiwan is a bourgeois democracy so the freedom and democracy part is rather limited from the socialist point of view. The ideological promises that bourgeois systems make, tend to only be true for people who have vast sums of money.
Most anti-imperialists like the current arrangement:<One country Two systems under the One China doctrine
That means that Taiwan is politically, militarily and economically autonomous from Beijing internally, but has to act as a Chinese province internationally. Realistically that's the best deal they are going to get. Before you take a dump on it, consider it's effectively more autonomy than Canada gets from the United states, and even more autonomy than most European countries have because Taiwan has an independent currency the TWD or (new)taiwandollar.
The US is trying to undo this arrangement because they want to turn Taiwan into a subjugated US-empire vassal-state like Japan, or worse apply the Ukrainian model. That's really going to dismantle the bits of freedom and democracy the Taiwanese can currently enjoy.
I don't see how the semi-autonomy of Taiwan can be upheld if the US backs out of the current deal, in order to try vassalizing Taiwan.
In the scenario where the US drops it's OneChina policy, it's going to be much better and safer for the Taiwanese people to become a regular Chinese province than having to serve as a US military installation whose purpose is antagonizing and encircling the Chinese. Especially for what's to come in the near future. China is a rising power and they won't tolerate US military presence right next to them for indefinitely. China is projected to grow to about 3 times the economic power than the US, and that means that even with their relatively low levels of military spending they will be able to fully establish them selves as a regional power that can push out any contenders in their region. (pic) By the way the 3x scenario, assumes the US chooses an optimal strategy of re-industrializing at home and reducing military spending abroad while maintain it's trade relations (no more sanctions war). If the US chooses to continue on it's current trajectory of late-stage empire blundering belligerency, it's going to be worse than 3X.
The Chinese are pretty chill compared to basically any other great power, they generally don't meddle in the internal affairs of other countries.
Contrast that with the US-Japan relation that was established with two nuclear warheads vaporizing 2 major Japanese population centers , and later Japan was forced to make it's economy flat-line with the Plaza accords because the US demanded it. (pic) The Chinese would not throttle Taiwan like that. Even now where the US has only limited influence in Taiwan they are already dictating that TSMC has to relocate it's chip-making factories to the US, basically siphoning off industrial capacity.