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Biden Includes Taiwan Among 110 Invitees to Democracy Summit

  • Virtual summit is scheduled to take place from Dec. 9-10
  • China may be angered by including Taiwan among the invitees
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Biden’s Democracy Summit Includes Invitation for Taiwan
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The Biden administration included Taiwan among the 110 invitees to its upcoming democracy summit, the State Department announced on Tuesday night, a move that’s intended to show solidarity with a key regional partner but risks angering China.

Taiwan was invited to join nations, including the U.K. and Japan, at the Dec. 9-10 virtual summit, the State Department said on its website Tuesday. The online gathering is an event Joe Biden vowed to host while a candidate for president last year, with the goal of rallying like-minded countries around efforts to fight corruption and authoritarianism and advance human rights.