The State Department announced this week it would host a “Summit for Democracy” online, featuring the sovereign nation of Taiwan among its participants. While the U.S. government does not recognize Taiwan as a country, China protested that it, the world’s most prolific human rights abuser, was not invited.
The Chinese Communist Party, through its mass media propaganda arms, also called Taiwan’s invitation both a “mistake” and “wimpy.”
Taiwan has been an independent, sovereign country for decades and has never been ruled by a government in Beijing. Despite this, the Chinese Communist Party insists the world treat Taiwan as a rogue Chinese province. To appease the communists, the United States has not recognized Taiwan’s status as a country since the administration of President Jimmy