August 9, 2020

US to begin highest level Taiwan visit in decades

Taipei (AFP) – A senior member of US President Donald Trump’s administration will land in Taiwan Sunday for Washington’s highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a move Beijing has condemned.  During the three-day trip Health Secretary Alex Azar will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, an advocate for Taiwan being recognised as a sovereign nation who is loathed by China’s leaders. Azar is the most senior cabinet member to visit Taiwan in decades and it comes as relations between the world’s two biggest economic powers plunge to historic lows.Washington has billed t…


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