well tension always been high when DPP in charge(or whoever doesn't recognize 92 consensus), US & china relation is not good either in recent years.
1. In Taiwanese domestic politics, parliamentary brawls in the legislative Yuan is the norm (BBC has covered this
) — DPP foreign policy is an extension of their domestic approach, of political theatre over substance. It’s like a reality show gone wrong, in a country where politicians are thugs and the thugs are throwing improvised explosive devices
in Taipei's red-light district — as part of their dispute management method.
2. Punching, hair pulling, throwing plastic bottles and water balloons, as well as splashing cups of water on the faces of rival party legislators are common scenes in Taiwanese politics. Air-horns and filibustering — more like shouting — are also used to drown out one's opponents. I would suggest that it’s not a good idea to try to treat the CCP in China the way DPP treats KMT at home. It is the norm for Taiwanese legislators to throw chairs at each other when they brawled over the ruling DPP's bills, which the opposition (headed by the KMT) will always claim benefits cities and counties loyal to the DPP and is aimed at helping the party win forthcoming elections.
3. Tensions with China is a calculated DPP choice; and I am not sure that foreign countries like the US, Japan or Australia should approve or take sides between the differing cross-straights choices made or to be made by DPP or KMT. DPP raises tensions with China for political gain; and to gain support for their intermittent weapons build programs for armoured vehicles, jets, ships and submarines. Conversely, war talk with regards to Taiwan serves as an infinitely flexible justification for the enrichment of China’s military-industrial complex. For members of the CCP who support a stronger, more modern PLA, and who hope to corral the wishes of liberal reformers, Taiwan is the gift that keeps giving. Like the fear of “separatism” in Tibet, fear of Taiwanese independence feeds the fever of traumatized nationalism, unites domestic rivals around a shared national dream, and serves as a never-ending threat that justifies enormous military expenditures — but not for war.
4. Taiwan needs a bi-partisan approach to dealing with China and deciding on appropriate funding levels for the domestic weapons build programs; if not they will just keep flip-flopping at every change of government. There is no doubt Taiwan is deliberately under-investing in defence by choice under both DPP and KMT; so I am not sure how they can be helped, if they don’t want to help themselves.