World_news U.S. Health Chief Praises Taiwan’s Covid-19 Success, Irks Beijing in Rare Visit – The Wall Street Journal

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HONG KONG—A rare meeting between the top U.S. health official and Taiwan’s president in Taipei helped Washington firm up ties with the island democracy while tiptoeing close to a red line in its increasingly contentious relationship with Beijing.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar relayed a message of support from the White House and praised Taiwan’s Covid-19 response in his meeting Monday with the island’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen.

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