August 8, 2020

As China tensions soar, US embraces Taiwan with visit, but cautiously

Washington (AFP) – Eager to find a foil for China, US President Donald Trump’s administration is stepping up support for Taiwan, although a high-level visit to the island shows it is still treading carefully on an especially explosive issue.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is heading to Taiwan to showcase the island’s stunningly successful COVID-19 response as Trump, facing a tough re-election with pandemic deaths climbing at home, casts China as the culprit for the disease.The American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy in Taipei, highlighted that Azar will be the highe…


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