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COLOMBO (News 1st); The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” scheduled to be held next month, a move that infuriated China, which views the democratically governed island as its territory.The first-of-its-kind gathering was announced in the first foreign policy address of President Joe Biden in February, when he stated that he would return the United States to global leadership to face down authoritarian forces led by China and Russia.China and Russia have been excluded from the 110 participant list on the State Department’s website for the virtual event on 09 and 10 December, which aims to help stop democratic backsliding and the erosion of rights and freedoms worldwide.Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” scheduled to be held next month, a move that infuriated China, which views the democratically governed island as its territory.The first-of-its-kind gathering was announced in the first foreign policy address of President Joe Biden in February, when he stated that he would return the United States to global leadership to face down authoritarian forces led by China and Russia.China and Russia have been excluded from the 110 participant list on the State Department’s website for the virtual event on 09 and 10 December, which aims to help stop democratic backsliding and the erosion of rights and freedoms worldwide.Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and demands for information about her well-being and whereabouts.So far, those calls have been met by silence.Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted.

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