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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:47 AM

US invitation of Taiwan to democracy summit angers China

Source: AP

ASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its Summit for Democracy next month, the State Department announced, prompting sharp criticism from China, which considers the self-ruled island as its territory.

The summit makes good on a pledge President Joe Biden made during his campaign, and it reflects his emphasis on returning the U.S. to a global leadership position among world democracies. The event is aimed at gathering government, civil society and private sector leaders to work together on fighting authoritarianism and global corruption and defending human rights.

The invitation list features 110 countries, including Taiwan, but does not include China or Russia. The inclusion of Taiwan comes as tensions between the U.S. and China have ramped up over America’s approach to the island nation.

The United States’ “One China” policy recognizes Beijing as the government of China but allows informal relations and defense ties with Taipei.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:53 AM

1. Maybe reality will begin to set in

The One China Policy is nothing but political theater.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:58 AM

2. Yeah, well China can fcuk off!

* not an anti-Chinese PEOPLE post, just an anti Government of China post!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:10 AM

3. Get our critical mfg OUT OF CHINA. Make it LAW.

I want to see who will vote against getting our antibiotics supply OUT of China

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:41 PM

4. Oops...Your social score just went to -1,000,000

Just ask John Xina and the Wok

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:45 PM

5. Time to fully recognize Taiwan as an independent state.

China's so called ties to Taiwan really don't hold up as China never ruled over Taiwan and Taiwan split from China (CCP) around 1946.

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:30 PM

6. October 1, 1949 is when the PRC was established

December 7, 1949 is when the ROC government (KMT-ruled) officially fled to Taiwan. China in some form (Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty, Early ROC) did officially rule over Taiwan, but it was a pretty loose arrangement.

Though, I agree that Taiwan should be recognized as an independent state. It's been too long since the mainlanders fled to Taiwan.

When I lived in Taiwan, there was a representative for each of the mainland provinces in the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan. That was a little nuts.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:38 PM

7. Taiwan is a democracy. China is a dictatorship.



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 04:24 PM

8. Don't mess with democracy. Red China better back off Taiwan, or get

backed off.

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