US Health Chief Slams China, Praises Taiwan During Historic Visit

By Kyodo News 12 August 2020

TAIPEI—US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday sharply criticized China for excluding Taiwan from the World Health Organization, saying the self-ruled island has a lot to offer on important issues like health.

As the highest-level US cabinet official to visit since Washington switched diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, Azar told reporters before meeting Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu at a Taipei hotel that he is here to bring greetings from US President Donald Trump and to recognize Taiwan’s health leadership.

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