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US health secretary’s Taiwan visit angers China

Beijing warns US President Trump that the visit threatens peace and stability in the region.

The United States health secretary has just arrived in Taiwan for a visit that has angered China.

Alex Azar’s three-day trip is being hailed as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation in combating COVID-19.

But Beijing has warned President Donald Trump that the visit threatens peace and stability in the region.

It is the highest-level visit to the island by an American diplomat in more than 40 years.

Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports.