China Warns US After Washington Invites Taiwan to Democracy Summit

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The communist regime in China is angry that Taiwan will take part in a U.S.-led democracy summit alongside 109 other governments in December, after the Biden administration announced an invitation list on Nov. 23. China is not invited to the summit, according to the U.S. State Department’s participation list. Burma (also known as Myanmar), Russia, and Vietnam are also not among the invitees. In addition to Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, South Korea, and the Philippines are among the governments in Asia that are invited to participate in the “Summit of Democracy,” to be held virtually on Dec. 9 and 10. According to a White House statement, the summit seeks to “galvanize commitments and initiatives across three principal themes: defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights.” In response to the invitation, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in a tweet on Nov. 24, thanked Washington for “hosting …

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