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Us invites Taiwan to Democracy Summit But not Beijing

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The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to a “democracy summit” next month, referring directly to Taiwan on its website, according to a list of participants released by the US on Tuesday, a move likely to anger China, which regards the island as its territory.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said On Wednesday that China was firmly opposed to the U.S. inviting the “Taiwan authorities” to the “democracy summit,” calling U.S. democracy a “tool to suppress other countries.”
Why would Beijing, which does not believe in democracy, criticize the United States for convening a “democracy summit”?
The key is Taiwan. In recent months, Beijing and Washington have been at loggerhead over Taiwan, which Beijing regards as “sacred and inalienable territory” and a Chinese province for the 23 million people it doesn’t actually control and which has its own government, military and currency.

Mr Biden’s message was clear: the inaugural online “democracy summit”, to be held on December 9th, was inviting America’s Western Allies, but not its arch-rivals, Beijing and Russia.

Mr. Biden made no secret of it when he entered the White House: the struggle between democracies and authoritarian regimes like China and Russia would be his top foreign policy priority. The “democracy summit” is a central element of this policy. He said the summit was to fight against authoritarianism and advocate for democracy and human rights.

“Taiwan has no status under international law other than as part of China,” Zhao insisted. At the same time, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry thanked Biden for the invitation, saying it was a recognition of Taiwan’s continued efforts to promote democracy and human rights. “I hope to take this opportunity to share Taiwan’s successful democratic story with other countries.”

The official public opinion in Beijing was angry and frustrated. The pro-Beijing Dowei said Taiwan was invited. “The Us’ One China principle is like a wrapper, just like a superficial word to appease Beijing. People in the Mainland have been sarcastically saying, ‘Taiwan has crossed a red line again? Don’t worry, make a new one. ‘”

After the Summit, Biden invited Taiwan to attend, and Taiwan announced that It would be represented at the summit by Tang Feng, Member of digital Affairs in the Executive Yuan, and Hsiao Mei-chin, Taiwan’s representative to the United States.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian group of American democracy “summit” to “promote group politics, promote the camp confrontation”, but don’t forget to in Beijing, biden press conference for the first time in the President’s President has made it clear that: the competition “this is the struggle between democracy and autocracy of the 21st century,” “we have to prove that democracy is feasible. “Your children’s or grandchildren’s doctoral dissertations will be on the question: who has succeeded, dictatorship or democracy? Because that’s what matters, not just China.”

Biden plans to convene the same participants for a second “democracy Summit” a year from now, but this time in person to assess their progress toward achieving three goals: “fighting authoritarianism, fighting corruption and promoting respect for human rights.”

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