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HHS Secretary Announces Plans to Visit Taiwan

Statement from Asia Program Director, Abraham Denmark

HHS Secretary Announces Plans to Visit Taiwan

"Both the Clinton and Obama administrations sent cabinet members to Taiwan. A visit by Secretary Azar is not unprecedented, although the amount of fanfare and surrounding his trip is certainly unusual. Considering China’s successful efforts to exclude Taiwan from a meeting of the World Health Assembly, close coordination with Taipei on public health issues is entirely appropriate. Moreover, Taiwan’s government has been incredibly successful at containing and managing the pandemic."