To all of you that are interested. I'm happy to report that the next release for AoC will feature many of the changes made by the Improved 1836 mod by CaptRobau besides compatibility with the Victoria II v1.4 beta patch 1 and will very likely be released shortly.
There will be some obvious and huge changes to economy again in this upcoming version and will of course have fixes to resolve the issues surrounding the CSA and the Taiping. Though you should not expect the Taiping to be able to form their nation in most games that you will play, for sure they will cause some serious problems and damage to the Chinese. Furthermore, China in general seems to be a bit stronger and more capable now of repulsing invaders, though with the current warscore system it will remain very likely that in the end China will lose some territory to Great Britain and/or Russia.