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Trouble brewing over Biden’s invitation to Taiwan

An invitation extended by US President Joe Biden to Taiwanese representatives to a democracy conference provoked an expected reaction from Beijing. The “Summit for Democracy” will bring together 110 liberal countries next month. For Taiwan, Digital Minister Audrey Tang and Representative in Washington Hsiao Bi-khim are attending online. According to the interpretation of US news channel CNN, Biden wants to make good on his announcement to face down authoritarian ruled states. Russia, Turkey, and China are explicitly not invited.

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