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EDITORIAL: Why global participation matters

The issue has to be dealt with not only because people and the media would react more rationally and responsibly when the next international dispute crops up, but also because, over time, a change in mentality would benefit generations to come in helping them understand the world order, the rule of law in the international community and what it means to be citizens of the global village.

Taiwan has to help itself in increasing its international participation without sacrificing its sovereignty and democracy under the threat of China. Helping hands from the international community to break Taiwan’s decades-long isolation are equally important.

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