South Asia and Beyond

U.S. Invites Taiwan To Democracy Summit

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its ‘Summit for Democracy’ next month. The first such gathering will be held virtually on December 9 and 10 and, as per the State Department’s invitation list, has 110 participants. China and Russia have been excluded. Taiwan would be represented by Digital Minister Audrey Tang and Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan’s de facto ambassador in Washington. China reacted with anger, calling the U.S. move a divisive tool.