HHS Secretary Alex Azar in Taiwan for angry visit to China


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Sunday expressed his displeasure with China by being part of a visit in Taiwan.

The nation’s top health official is leading a delegation aimed at supporting Taiwan’s international role in fighting the coronovirus epidemic and strengthening ties between the US and the island, which China claims to have.

Azar – the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 40 years – landed in Taipei’s Songjon Airport late in the afternoon, where he met Brent Christensen, the US Ambassador to Taiwan and Taiwan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung Was from -kwang.

Washington severed official ties with Taipei in favor of Beijing in 1979.

Azhar is expected to sign a health cooperation memorandum with the Taiwanese government on Monday and visit Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control.

He is also set to meet President Tsai Ing-wen during his visit.

Beijing is angered by the visit and has previously threatened to take unspecified militants.

With post wires

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