U.S. announces highest-level official visit to Taiwan since 1979

U.S. announces highest-level official visit to Taiwan since 1979

  • The Trump administration is sending a senior official to visit Taiwan.
  • Does this portend a big change in Taiwan policy?

“U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a U.S. official in four decades,” reports Reuters.

The move has, of course, angered China, although in a reverse of the usual media formulation about such actions, Taiwan-based journalist Chris Horton notes that it will “reassure Taiwan.”