Biden invites Taiwan to democracy summit alongside 110 countries


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Unsurprisingly, America’s main rivals China and Russia are not on it. But the United States did invite Taiwan, which it does not recognise as an independent country but holds up as a model democracy. China baulks at any use of the word “Taiwan” that lends a sense of international legitimacy to the democratic self-ruled island, which Beijing claims as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize -- by force if needed. The US move is guaranteed to further inflame tensions between the two superpowers. “I agree Taiwan more than qualifies- but it does seem to be...