Today, there is a news item about China, once again, talking about the use of force if Taiwan gets too "independent". To me, I think the western press is already anit-China and these little tidbits only throw fuel on the anti China fire. In reality, it seems hard to believe the Chinese would engage Taiwan militarily in the near future. Who are they kidding: They have the fastest growing economy in the world. They have an unbelievable boom currently underway. They have WTO membership and the upcoming Olympic games. Why in the world would they jeopardize all this for a little island off the coast of China? Throwing away the last 20 years of social and economic progress for what?