As the canary in the coal mine, the world needs more Taiwan. However, the People’s Republic of China, just across the straits, is determined that the world shall have less Taiwan. Not only is this an unacceptable diminishing of the well-being of those Taiwan seeks to help and of Taiwan’s right to self-determination, but it is also an egregious attack on the integrity of numerous international organizations.

Every one of us has an immense responsibility to ensure that Taiwan continues not only to exist but to thrive, in health care, in international collaboration, and in every other field.