Taiwan gets ‘Summit for Democracy’ invite Nov 25, 2021 0 0 12345 dpaWashington/Taipei/BeijingThe US government has invited Taiwan to a so-called “Summit for Democracy” being held in December, despite tense relations with China. The US State Department has published a list of more than 100 participating countries, including Taiwan. China and Russia are not on the list. The summit is intended to “set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action,” according to the official website.Taiwan’s US diplomatic envoy Bi-khim Hsiao and the Digital Minister Audrey Tang will attend the summit on December 9 and 10. Taiwan presidential spokesperson Xavier Chang on Wednesday thanked US President Joe Biden and the US government for the invitation. Hsiao and Tang will demonstrate Taiwan’s firm determination to defend democracy and share its experience in enhancing governance through technology.In Beijing, Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, called for the White House to adhere to Beijing’s one-China principle, saying China is firmly opposes the invitation. Zhao warned the US that “playing with fire with Taiwan independence forces will only end up getting itself burnt.” Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES IAEA: Iran nuclear talks inconclusive Nov 25, 2021 0 0 Australia decides to extend terrorist classification to whole of Hezbollah Nov 25, 2021 0 0 France vows to boost ties with Asian countries after submarine row Nov 25, 2021 0 0 Turkey, UAE move to boost bilateral ties dpa Istanbul Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed signed a series of economic cooperation deals on Wednesday after years of regional rivalry between the two .. Israel, Morocco sign defence deal as part of normalising ties Tel Aviv Israel and Morocco signed a security memorandum of understanding on Wednesday during a visit from Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, a follow-up to the two countries’ decision to normalise relations last ..