Taiwan invited to inauguration in a rare shift

Taiwan’s de facto Ambassador to the U.S. was formally invited to President Joe Biden’s inauguration in what Taipei said on Thursday was a precedent-setting first since Washington switched recognition to Beijing in 1979.

Hsiao Bi-khim, Taipei’s envoy, posted a video of herself at inauguration, saying she was “honoured to represent the people and government of Taiwan here at the inauguration of President Mr. Biden and Vice-President Harris”.

Taipei’s Foreign Ministry said it was the first time in decades that a Taiwanese envoy had been “invited” by the inauguration committee.

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