Skip to comments.Biden invites Taiwan to its democracy summit, sparking China rebuke
Posted on 11/24/2021 8:36:33 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Joe Biden has invited Taiwan to a virtual summit on democracy alongside more than 100 countries -- a move that sparked indignation from authoritarian China, which is not on the list.
Taiwan thanked Biden for the invitation and said the gathering would be a rare opportunity for the self-ruled democracy to burnish its credentials on the world stage.
"Through this summit, Taiwan can share its democratic success story," Presidential Office spokesman Xavier Chang told reporters.
China said it "firmly opposed" the inclusion of an island it regards as "an inalienable part of Chinese territory". Beijing claims self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory to be re-taken one day, by force if necessary.
The global conference was a campaign pledge by the US president, who has placed the struggle between democracies and "autocratic governments" at the heart of his foreign policy.
The "Summit for Democracy" will take place online on December 9 and 10 ahead of an in-person meeting at its second edition next year.
The meeting was long advertised, but the guest list -- published Tuesday on the State Department's website -- will be closely scrutinized.
Unsurprisingly, America's main rivals China and Russia are not on it.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Cardinal Richelieu!
Let’s go Xi!
Also not invited, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, and Egypt.
In a move that will most likely anger China, US President Joe Biden has invited Taiwan to a summit for democracy next month. According to the US state department, the summit is expected to focus on three principle themes- defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and respect for human rights.Joe Biden invites Taiwan to democracy summit, China & Russia not invited | WION | World English News | November 24, 2021 | WION -The World is One News
Sky News host Rita Panahi says it appears Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong is “damaging” Australia’s position on China for “domestic partisan purposes”.
Ms Panahi said the Labor MP sounds like the “shadow minister for kowtowing” to China after Ms Wong’s recent comments.
“How often do you hear Penny Wong call out her state counterparts for their grovelling to China? You know the answer to that.”
“She's too busy doing the same for partisan purposes.”Penny Wong is ‘damaging’ Australia’s position on China for ‘domestic partisan purposes’ | November 24, 2021 | Sky News Australia
Biden just gets stupider every day.
Beijing? You can come too. But at the moment you seem to lack a Constitution with a Bill of Rights. Get back to us on that!
Virtual. Shows how sensitive the Chicoms are. 100 nations and they’re left out. Feelings hurt. Just say “We’re not talking to you.”
Z and biden yanking the media to make it look like our traitor pos fake pres is for the people, they are sick.perverted monsters.
The whole world needs..boom
Xi’s response, yall don’t either, I run the show..
The Demagogic Party is a collection of violent, rival street gangs.
She held Malaysian citizenship until 2001.
Wong is a lesbian and came out publicly a month after she assumed her Senate seat in 2002. In 2010, Wong was selected by readers of Samesame website as one of the 25 most influential lesbian Australians. Wong’s domestic partner, Sophie Allouache, is a public servant and former University of Adelaide Students’ Association president. In December 2011, Allouache gave birth to their first child, after announcing the IVF-assisted pregnancy using donor sperm in August 2011. Allouache gave birth to their second daughter in 2015, at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital. While at university, Wong dated Jay Weatherill, who later became Premier of South Australia.
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