Well, what do you expect a Taiwanese expert with any degree to influence to do? He can't exactly say 'OMG we are all doomed, there is no chance', because that would weaken the RoC military's morale and will to fight, and serves no useful purpose. If push comes to shove and the Chinese forces do invade, the best chance (it is not a very good one, but it is the only real strategy) is to hold on in hope of western intervention. If he were to come out and be absolutely defeatist, that is to shoot his own side in the foot. It's not like he was totally unbalanced either - he does say that the PLAN has come a long way.