Biden Admin Invites Taiwan To ‘Summit For Democracy…

The Biden administration extended an invitation for its “Summit for Democracy” to Taiwan, upsetting China, which views the island as its own.The list of invitees for the summit, which will be held in December, was released Tuesday by the State Department. The gathering was originally announced in February, with three main themes, “defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights,” according to the White House.China’s Taiwan Affairs Office called Taiwan’s inclusion a “mistake” on Wednesday, as Beijing opposes “any official interaction between the US and China’s Taiwan region,” CNN reported. “This stance is clear and consistent. We urge the US to stick to the ‘one China’ principle and the three joint communiques,” Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said, CNN reported. (RELATED: Despite Afghanistan, The US Will Come To Taiwan’s Defense If China Invaded, Experts Say) President Joe Biden previously said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it were invaded, but the White House later walked back the president’s words. Biden held a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this month where he affirmed U.S. commitment to the ‘one …

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