US summit aims to repair and burnish democracy; 110 governments invited

The summit comes at a time when democracy is not only losing ground but may be losing its appeal too. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - The United States convenes a sprawling, virtual two-day Summit for Democracy on Thursday (Dec 9) amid a new frost in US-China relations - not helped by the fact that Taiwan is one of the 110 governments invited.

The summit comes at a time when democracy is not only losing ground but may be losing its appeal too.

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