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

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.