Why does Taiwan matter? Firstly, it is one of America's top trading partners. And Taiwan also has our back militarily. So why is it that the last sitting American president to set foot on the island was Dwight Eisenhower?
"How do you like living in China?" a friend asks. "You mean Hong Kong," I say. After correcting her a few times I stop. "What's the difference?" she asks. And that is exactly the problem that Hong Kong faces.