True & Honest Fan
You must understand that since 1949, each successive generation of Chinese people have been drilled from their formative grade school years to believe that it is their national birthright and their most patriotic duty to seize control of Taiwan from the Western-backed usurpers.
You don't need to exaggerate. From my experience most mainlanders believe that Taiwan is part of China but they're not going to go up in arms all militaristic about it. No one on either side thinks a war is a good idea. Most citizens currently care more about the latest phone, or that new restaurant that just opened, or which talk show hosts are dating, than performing their patriotic duty. The people are very occupied with materialism from the country becoming rapidly developed.
You're gonna get a ton of Mandates of Heaven once the Chinese Stock market collapses like a 2 year old apartment complex.
Ok, you can put on your tin-foil hat and go to your government collapse bunker. The PRC has been very deliberate and careful in growing its economy in the past 30 years and ensuring political stability. The Chinese market is massive and there is tons of global investors with vested interest.