Washington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFEWashington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFE
Washington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFE

US-China relations: Azar’s visit to Taiwan was designed to not upset Beijing, observers say

  • ‘Washington did not want to provoke Beijing to the point that it could spark a military conflict,’ academic says
  • Beijing’s relatively muted response to minister’s visit was because it ‘doesn’t want to do anything that would boost Trump’s chances in the November presidential election’, he says

Topic |   US-China relations
Washington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFEWashington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFE
Washington was careful not to antagonise Beijing too much by sending its health minister to Taiwan, experts say. Photo: EPA-EFE
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