US ‘highest level’ visit to Taiwan enrages China


The United States will be sending its health chief to Taiwan for an official visit as relations with China worsen. – AFP pic, August 5, 2020.

THE United States today announced its “highest level” visit in decades to Taiwan, a move sure to infuriate China at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are at historic lows.

Washington’s trade office in Taipei confirmed that health chief Alex Azar would lead an upcoming delegation to the self-ruled island, which China’s communist leaders claim and have vowed to one day seize.


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