By: Johin Feng
United States Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew Wheeler has called off his scheduled visit to Taiwan next month, the island's foreign minister confirmed Wednesday.
News of the Trump appointee's proposed three-day visit to Taipei in the week of December 5 riled China, which reacted equally threateningly to three trips made by U.S. officials since August.
Taiwan regretted the cancelation of Wheeler's Taiwan visit, which the EPA said was due to a change in the administrator's itinerary, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu told reporters after a committee meeting.
Taipei said it would continue its environmental cooperation with the United States and facilitate any future visits under President-elect Joe Biden. [FULL STORY]