china ceded formosa (taiwan) in "perpetuity" to japan circa 1910. following WW2 japan signed over any claims to formosa. the signatory on that agreement was the US. china was not a signatory to that agreement. when pressed, the US state department falls back to strategic ambiguity and says the issued is not settled. would not surprise me to see biden give china free rein re: taiwan.
china just needs to relax. the island isnt going anywhere and the two will continue to grow closer together as time passes. china is very good at playing the long game, an option the west doesnt have due to popular elections. china is scaring lots of folks with how they 1)ignored their promises to HK, 2) are fishing deep in philippines waters. china and taiwan reuniting is an historic inevitabilty as a leader once opined.
some dumb jock made a boo-boo. who cares. what is the next faux outrage.