Sun, Apr 01, 2007 - Page 8 News List

Small, independent and free is best

By William Stimson

Small Taiwan hasn't stopped cooking. It's just got something else on the stove right now. It's more useful to big China and the world than ever. It would be a tragedy if China grew too big and too full of its new wealth and power to grasp this.

As the example of the US illustrates today, big, arrogant and proud countries can be the slowest to learn -- which is all the more reason why the small, independent and free ones are so useful to have around.

William Stimson is a writer based in Taiwan.

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