Taipei – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades — a move that angered China, which claims the island as its own.
Azar's visit will worsen already poor Beijing-Washington relations, inflamed over trade, the pandemic and human rights, even as democratic Taiwan has welcomed the show of support in the face of unrelenting Chinese pressure.
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