It's a damn shame about Hong Kong. I have wanted to visit since I was in middle school because I have a deep love for Hong Kong Films . However now that i'm in College and can go I honestly don't want to with the grip China is getting over them. My cousin studied in mainland China last summer and he claims that the media has overblown some of China's problems. However he did say Some of the communist aspects of society made him uncomfortable and he said most people in the mainland were blissfully ignorant of stuff the government was doing. I think Taiwan will be fine because they have a badass military and China knows the USA and other countries would defend them.