Taiwan envoy calls for Canada to send Cabinet official to Taiwan

Radio Taiwan Intwernational
Date: 18 August, 2020
By: Shirley Lin

Taiwan’s representative to Canada, Winston Chen (Source: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada)

Taiwan’s representative to Canada Winston Chen on Monday said he hopes that  Canada would follow in the footsteps of the US and send Cabinet-level officials to Taiwan. Chen was cited in an opinion piece in the Canadian newspaper The Hill Times.

US Health Secretary Alex Azar’s recent visit to Taiwan was the highest level trip by a US official since 1979. Chen said the visit was historic for Taiwan-US relations. Azar’s visit indicated that diplomatic activities can be carried out despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations. 

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