Sat, Dec 14, 2013 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Taking a nosedive from the gorge

Beijing has repeatedly proven itself unhelpful when it comes to interactions between Taiwan and world organizations, including demanding that information during the SARS epidemic be routed through it to pass on to Taipei.

Seeking Beijing’s “help” to get Taroko on the World Heritage Sites list to preserve it would do little to help preserve Taiwan’s sovereignty or identity on the world stage. For the rulers in Beijing, nothing supersedes ideology and nothing is distinct from politics. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

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