It is an anti-China summit held by US for its own agenda.
The intention of inviting Taiwan is to irritate China.
Anti-China stance is one of the few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on.
SG should consider it a blessing to be excluded by US for this anti-China summit.
South Korea and Japan are like dependents.
Australia behaves like a lap dog. Which it is . And wants to be.
Canada is most pitiful. US treats Canada like a floor mat, to clean the soles of its shoes on.
A lowly US State Department official can order Canada PM around and give him less than 24 hours to commit a kidnapping crime.
Don't be in this list.
Some are NOT democracies at all.
aiya so angry for what, they are not a democracy what. why ah tiong so glass heart one? if they held a communist/authoritarian summit and invited only their closest 同胞s north korea russia and pakistan, the world's democracies are going to whine about it?
not gonna lie though, feels good to exclude the commie clowns from global meetings. they like to do that to taiwan but cant handle it themselves LMAO. maybe biden should let them attend if they call themselves Taiwanese Beijing.
A Taiwanese friend shared with me. Long time ago, Taiwan support USA over something. Then China showed its anger by stopping tourists from coming over. The Taiwanese economy crashed in that sector. And there were no extra tourists to make up for this shortfall.
So it's complicated. Usa might be showing leadership. Or taking this chances to weaken Taiwanese economy by making them anger China.
Ma was doing a good job maintaining the neutral relationship between china and Taiwan previously. when Vegetable english took over, she kept stirring **** with china to stroke nationalism sentiment to divert attention from her team's failings and dropping popularity with the internal issues within tw, similar to what mahatir did when he become pm recently. End up only citizens suffer because china cut left , right center in trade, tourism and more. USA talk alot but they also do anything to help tw in terms of trade of tourism when china is squeezing tw, they only want to sell tw weapons to booast their own coffers. I doubt majority of taiwanese care about independence at all, can earn $$$ and have a decent standard of living more important
You talk a lot of sai even if I give you the wumao sai quota discount. Tsai won. Your commie side already irrelevant and hated by Taiwanese. Only people supporting are the few leftover still-alive refugees from Cheena, who will be dead before the next election
Taiwan's leadership will host a group of Lithuanian lawmakers next week amid a deepening spat between Beijing and Vilnius about the Baltic state's decision to allow the Chinese-claimed island to open a de facto embassy. Beijing downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday in a show of...
Lithuanian lawmakers to visit Taiwan, deepening China spat
TAIPEI/VILNIUS (Reuters) - Taiwan's leadership will host a group of Lithuanian lawmakers next week amid a deepening spat between Beijing and Vilnius about the Baltic state's decision to allow the Chinese-claimed island to open a de facto embassy.
Beijing downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday in a show of anger over the de facto embassy move. China views democratically-governed Taiwan as one of its provinces, with no right to the trappings of a state.
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Matas Maldeikis, leader of the Lithuanian parliament's Taiwan Friendship Group, would visit Taipei to attend a legislative forum on Dec 2-3, along with some colleagues and lawmakers from Latvia and Estonia. In all, 10 representatives from the three Baltic states will be participating.
The group will meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen along with other senior officials, the ministry added.
Maldeikis told Reuters that the six Lithuanian lawmakers travelling to the island would represent both government and opposition parties, and include a lawmaker who was sanctioned by China in March.
"We want to send a signal to Taiwan that it has friends in this part of the world," said Maldeikis, adding that the Baltic lawmakers had also been invited to meet Taiwan's prime minister and speaker of parliament.
Qu Baihua, the charge d'affairs at the Chinese embassy in Vilnius, said the lawmakers' trip was "not a correct action".
"By visiting Taiwan, you just send a wrong message to Taiwan," he told reporters on Wednesday. "We oppose that, and hope they refrain from doing that."
Beijing had already expressed its anger this summer with the Vilnius government - which has formal diplomatic relations with China and not Taiwan - after it allowed the island to open an office in Lithuania using the name Taiwan.
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