Taiwan exists within an unusual category of territories that have all the markings of a nation-state without the recognition as such. How did it get here?
Those are lovely sentiments, for whatever percentage of Taiwan's 23 million people want independence. Unfortunately, we live in a world. That world includes the PRC and USA, and the US government wants to continue using Taiwan as a military outpost for any future war on China. So lovely sentiments have to look for expression in the world in which we live. De jure independence with close and friendly ties with China and no foreign military alliances - and probably some Chinese bases - that's potentially feasible. Though it may be difficult given public opinion in the PRC. But leaving out the context makes getting in bed with the Blob - they love Taiwan "independence", i.e., subservience to the US empire - seem like just the morally correct thing to do.