Agreed that hearing Taiwanese voices is beneficial, and I appreciated reading your piece.
Nicholas Grossman

I’ve enjoyed reading your thoughtful comments on this article. I personally dislike the use of the term ‘status quo’ to describe Taiwan’s situation, since it ends up hiding quite a lot: both the fact that Taiwan has become an increasingly vibrant democracy and that the PRC has been extremely successful in the last 40 years at cutting down Taiwan’s international space (under the fiction, now mostly only maintained on the PRC side, that Taiwan is a ‘competing China’). Taking a reactive approach won’t protect Taiwan’s existing autonomy from further erosion; what’s necessary is education, a campaign against misinformation, active support for Taiwan’s participation in low-level and unofficial international meetings, etc.

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