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US health chief Alex Azar to make 'historic' visit to Taiwan

作者:admin 2020-08-06

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in the coming days, his office has announced, the highest-level visit by a US official to the territory claimed by China in four decades.

The announcement on Wednesday immediately prompted firm opposition in Beijing.

Taiwan is a key irritant in the troubled relationship between the world's two largest economies, who are also at odds over trade, technology, the South China Sea and China's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The US, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, having dropped Taipei in favour of Beijing in 1979, but is the island's main arms supplier and strongest backer on the international stage.

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which operates as Washington's de facto embassy on the island, said Wednesday that Azar's "historic visit will strengthen the US-Taiwan partnership and enhance US-Taiwan cooperation to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic".

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