The status quo is largely accepted because it does not define Taiwan`s legal or future status, so that each group can define the situation in a way that is politically acceptable to its members. At the same time, a status quo policy has been criticized as dangerous, precisely because different parties have different interpretations of what the status quo is, leading to the possibility of a brinkmanship war or miscalculation. China`s POPULAR REPUBLIC seeks to end Taiwan`s de facto independence through the reunification process and has not ruled out the use of force as part of this objective.  Experts say that all of these factors increase the risk of a border crisis. “While the status quo is imperfect,” wrote Richard N. Haass, president of the CFR, “but it is far less imperfect than would be the result of unilateral actions and attempts to resolve a situation that does not lend itself to an adequate solution.” From the point of view of the ROC Constitution, which established political parties, such as the KMT and the DPP, currently respect and recognize, a change in the status of the ROC government or a complete clarification of Taiwan`s political status would, at best, require a change to the ROC Constitution. In other words, if the proponents of Taiwan`s reunification wanted to resettle so that the ROC would effectively abolish or weaken the sovereignty of the ROC, or if the proponents of independence wanted to abolish the ROC and establish a republic of Taiwan, they should also amend or abolish the ROC constitution and rewrite a new constitution. The adoption of an amendment requires an unusually broad political consensus, which involves the approval of three-quarters of the quorum of the members of the legislative yuan. This quorum requires at least three-quarters of all members of the legislature.
After the adoption of the legislature, the amendments will have to be ratified by at least 50% of all ROC voters, regardless of the turnout. In accordance with the Montevideo Convention of 1933, the most frequently cited source for the definition of the state, a state must have a permanent population, a defined territory, a government and the ability to establish relations with other states. Many say that the ROC meets all of these criteria. However, in order to make such an argument, the People`s Republic of China`s claim to sovereignty over the territory of the Taiwanese island must be rejected, an assertion that has forced all other states to accept diplomatic relations with it as a condition, as well as the separation of such relations with the ROC. Most states have either formally acknowledged this assertion or made their agreement ambiguously, as did the United States.  According to a November 2005 survey by the Mainland Affairs Council, 37.7% of people living in the ROC support maintaining the status quo until a decision can be made in the future, 18.4% are in favour of maintaining the status quo for an indefinite period, 14% are in favour of maintaining the status quo until eventual independence, 12% in favour of maintaining the status quo until eventual reunification 10.3% are in favour of independence as soon as possible. 2.1% are in favour of reunification as soon as possible.