If you want a data point I had primary, secondary and tertiary education all in a western country and I fully support reunification of Taiwan. Since 2008 with the drama about the Beijing Olympic torch relay I've come to realise that a western world have a strong bias against China. This year with all the reporting around COVID-19 have caused me to harden my position particularly so.I admit, I initially thought most of the pro-Chinese posters live in China. Then again, I mostly peruse technical boards and don't get to learn where a person is from or what school they went to. But we can always start from somewhere. So you had primary, secondary and tertiary education in a Western country?
I've personally met and discussed this topic with about a dozen Chinese people who live in the West and they all have a very similar if not identical position on Taiwan. All of them got a PhD and some masters too in western countries, but the rest of their education was in China. I also see exact same responses from hundreds of Chinese on Quora. Having grown up in an environment where a hundred people have a hundred opinions on any single matter, leads me to conclude that indoctrination must be at play here. A PhD or a bachelors/masters in another culture pales in effect on the educational and cultural imprinting in the formative years of a person's life in his home country.
I don't know. It opens fine on my browser when I use the link. Fast forward to 1h10m20s.
In 2008 I wasn't yet motivated enough to travel across the country to protect the torch relay, but if in 2022 the Olympic flame comes again I will not hesitate. I've already purchased two PRC flags recently to prepare.
Generally, Chinese nationals who left China to live in the west becomes intensely patriotic after a few years after witnessing all the double standards first hand. I've spoken to numerous friends from Uni who were Chinese international students who went to the torch relay protection thing in 2008 and they all tell me that was the one time that they sang March of the Volunteers with feeling.