|OK, imagine this. Its the 2008 Olympics and all is well when Taiwan suddenly declares independence unilaterally and by COMPLETE SURPRISE. Further fuel to the fire is Taiwan's suggestion through a leak that it is a nuclear power with multiple nuclear warheads to equip it's fighter bombers and surface to surface cruise missiles.
How would the PRC and the rest of the world respond to this? According the PRC statements both of these events would trigger an immediate war. Against the back drop of the Olympics nd the obvious threat of the nuclear weapons, would the PRC have the political and military strength to respond? How would the USA and Japan react to this?